Pest News: Cucurbit Downy Mildew Found on Cucumbers in Northeast NC

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A cucurbit downy mildew report came in today (June 5, 2013) from Nash County, and was confirmed by the Quesada Lab at NCSU. The disease symptoms observed so far are very sublte and the disease appears to be just starting. This is the second cucurbit downy mildew report for North Carolina. Cucurbit growers are encouraged to protect their crops immediately. Forecasts indicate a high 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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Initial symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber (Photo, Mary Wilks, Carolina Precision Consulting, Inc.)

Initial symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew on cucumber (Photo, Mary Wilks, Carolina Precision Consulting, Inc.)

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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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