Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber in Caroline County, Maryland.
This is the first report of cucurbit downy mildew in the mid-Atlantic region this growing season. All cucurbit growers should scout their fields on a regular, if not, daily basis. All cucurbit growers should consider switching to a preventative fungicide program that includes downy mildew specific fungicides. For more information, please see the 2014 Commercial Vegetable Fungicide Recommendations Guide.