- Cucurbit downy mildew has been reported as far north as Eastern Maryland and southern Delaware on watermelon. It was also reported on cucumber in Ohio this past week. All cucurbit growers should scout on a regular basis and consider including downy mildew specific fungicide(s) to their weekly maintenance programs. Wet weather is predicted every day this upcoming week making conditions ideal for downy mildew development around the state and region. For more information on the control of downy mildew on specific cucurbit crops please see the 2015 Commercial Fungicides Recommendations Guide. To track the progress of CDM in the US please visit http://cdm.ipmpipe.org/
- Bacterial brown spot has been reported on lima bean in southern New Jersey.
- Anthracnose has been reported on snap bean in southern New Jersey.
- Phytophthora blight on pepper and cucurbit crops have been reported. The heavy rains that have been around lately have been ideal for P. capsici development. All growers need to scout on a regular basis and applied preventative fungicides on a regular basis as well as remain proactive by removing infected plants from field, making sure water is able to drain away from beds/fields, and cutting plastic to help dry out beds.
- A new, more aggressive form of Black leg has been reported in potato in southern New Jersey.
- Bacterial leaf spot is being reported on pepper and tomato.
- Basil downy mildew remains active. All basil growers should continue to scout and be proactive.
- Late blight has been reported on potato as far north as North Carolina near the Virginia border. There have been no reports of late blight in the region to date. To track late blight in the US please visit http://usablight.org/
July 4, 2015