Category: Plant Diseases

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Alert

Cucurbit downy mildew has been verified on cucumbers and cantaloupe in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Because of prevailing west-to-east weather patterns, and the projected path of tropical storm Elsa, there is a chance that this disease will continue its spread toward us.The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting website is predicting much of New England and Maine to

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Fusarium Wilt of Peas

Pea plants infected with Fusarium oxysporum. Note the downward curl of the leaves on the plant that is still green, and the progression of the yellowing of leaves from the plant base toward the tip on the plant with the more advanced disease. Photo by Eric Sideman. By Eric Sideman, Ph.D. Have you ever had

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Late Blight

By Eric Sideman, Ph.D. As everyone knows, last summer was wet and late blight was widespread on farms and in gardens. Some of you may be tired of hearing about it, but whether the crisis repeats in 2010 depends greatly on the weather and on what gardeners and farmers do to prevent the disease. I

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