- Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber in New Jersey. All cucurbit growers need to scout on a regular basis. All cucumber growers need to add a downy mildew-specific fungicide to their weekly fungicide programs. There have been no reports of downy mildew in other cucurbit crops in New Jersey to date.
- There have been no new reports of Late blight in tomato or potato.
- Bacterial leaf spot in pepper has been reported in tomato and pepper.
- Reports of Dickeya dianthicola in potato continue across the east coast and mid-west. Dickeya dianthicola has been confirmed in 12 states to date. All potato growers are encouraged to scout fields and report any suspect plants/tubers. The best method for keeping your potato operation Dickeya-free is to adopt your own 0% Dickeya-tolerance policy.
August 10, 2016