Cucurbit Downy Mildew Found in New Jersey

Kate Everts, Vegetable Pathologist, University of Delaware and University of Maryland; keverts@umd.edu

Cucumber downy mildew was confirmed in Gloucester County, NJ on May 30 and reports of CDM from North Carolina are increasing. Cucumber growers are encouraged to apply preventative fungicides immediately and scout their crop for symptoms of disease. The progress of the disease can be monitored online at North Carolina State University’s Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting Center at http://cdm.ipmpipe.org/index.php.

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