Alert Date: 8/10/2012
Pest: Cucurbit Downy Mildew on pumpkin
Location: Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on pumpkins in Middlesex County. This is the first report on pumpkin this growing season. Field Notes: n/a
Crop(s) at risk: All cucurbit crops in New Jersey.
Potential Impact: Significant losses will occur if not controlled properly.
Grower Action Plan:Control of Downy mildew begins with regular scouting, recognizing symptoms and weekly protectant fungicide applications. The following are the most effective materials: Vegetable alert – Cucurbit downy mildew 8-10-2012. Once Downy mildew has been detected in the state or region, basic fungicide maintenance programs for cucurbit crops should be adjusted to include fungicides for downy mildew control.
Commercial Recommendations Link: Vegetable Alert
Please report if you suspect this pest on your farm to Andy Wyenandt