Pest News: Cucurbit Downy Mildew Now in Johnston NC

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Cucurbit downy mildew was found today (June 8, 2013) in Johnston County. This is the third cucurbit downy mildew report for North Carolina. Recent wet weather will favor disease, and cucurbit growers should protect their crops. Forecasts indicate a high to moderate risk of cucurbit downy mildew infection for cucurbits in parts of eastern NC during the next few days. For control recommendations please refer to the initial report in Wayne County.

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Photo of Lina Quesada-Ocampo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lina Quesada-OcampoAssociate Professor, Plant Pathology (Cucurbits and Sweetpotato) (919) 513-3530 lina_quesada@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
Updated on May 6, 2016
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