- Basil downy mildew has been confirmed in southern and central New Jersey. All conventional basil growers should be on a preventative spray program prior to the arrival of the disease.
- Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber as far north as Caroline County, Maryland and Sussex County, DE this past week. Cucurbit growers need to scout on a daily basis. All cucumber growers need to add a downy mildew-specific fungicide to their weekly fungicide programs.
- Reports of Dickeya dianthicola in potato continue across the east coast. Dickeya dianthicola has been confirmed in 10 states to date on potato seed originating from Maine and New Brunswick, Canada this growing season. All potato growers are encouraged to scout fields and report any suspect plants/tubers.
July 10, 2016