Pest News: New Cucurbit Downy Mildew Report in Cucumber From Franklin County and Several Cucurbits in Johnston County
Cucurbit downy mildew was reported on cucumber in Franklin County on June 22nd and on cantaloupe and pumpkin yesterday June 25th, through the Cucurbit downy mildew IPM pipe website. Cucurbit downy mildew has also been reported in watermelon and squash in Charleston County, SC. Now that several cucurbits are being affected in NC and neighboring states its important that growers scout their fields twice a week and protect their crops. The forecast for cucurbit downy mildew risk in NC continues to be high due to the wet weather we have experienced.