Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber in Hunterdon County in Northern New Jersey. Downy mildew was found in cucumber in the southern part of the state a few weeks ago. To date, cucurbit downy mildew has only been reported in cucumber in the mid-Atlantic region. All cucumber growers who have not included a downy mildew-specific fungicide in their weekly spray program should do so. For more in formation on controlling cucurbit downy mildew please see the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Guide.
July 27, 2016