Cucurbit downy mildew has been reported in a commercial cucumber field in Sussex County, Delaware. All cucurbit growers in New Jersey should scout their fields on a regular basis and add a downy mildew specific fungicide to their weekly maintanence program. Downy mildew is much more difficult to control if the pathogen arrives prior to any preventative fungicide application(s). Please see article titled “2013 Cucurbit Downy and Powdery Mildew Management Guidelines” from 06/07/13 for current recommendations.
To track the progress of cucurbit downy mildew in the US please visit http://cdm.ipmpipe.org/.