- There have been no new reports of Late blight this this past week. All abandoned tomato fields should be mowed down or burned down with herbicide once harvesting is done.
- Following the heavy rain, bacterial leaf spot in pepper and marginal necrosis and leaf spot in leafy greens are being reported.
- Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber in New Jersey. To date, cucurbit downy mildew has been reported on cucumber and melon in the mid-Atlantic region. Downy mildew is beginning to be reported on many other cucurbits in other parts of the country. All cucumber growers need to add a downy mildew-specific fungicide to their weekly fungicide programs. All cucurbit growers need to scout on a regular basis.
September 22, 2016