Pest Reports 2016
Downy mildew on spinach Downy Mildew of Spinach If you see this disease on your spinach crop, please respond with answers to the following question to help us develop a response, and future research. 1) Which varieties that you are growing are showing downy mildew? 2) If some of your varieties have downy and some
Hawk moths, adult form of the squash vine borer Squash vine borer, larval phase, inside a zucchini stem. Photo by Massiv99. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons SQUASH VINE BORER Squash vine borers are showing up in traps, and I saw an adult sitting on one of my butternut squash just a few days ago.
Current Situation There is not enough water in most of our soils, and the temperature has occasionally been very high, and the sun has been occasional very bright. This spells trouble for seedlings being taken from a very cushy life on the bench in a greenhouse and set out in the harsh environment. The two
DON’T RUSH I will concentrate in this first pest report on problems that are common when a grower simply tries to push a crop too early. Basically the recommendation will be to calm down, sit tight, and wait for the soil and air to be more hospitable to tender crops. Of course, I don’t follow