Downy Mildew Pest Management

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Update – July 5th, 2019

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For the week of July 1-5, 2019 there was no downy mildew reported in the Norfolk/Elgin or Kent County areas.

Looking at the IPM pipe website, there were new reports of downy mildew in Alabama and North Carolina this week.  The forecast predictions moving into the weekend are for a low-to-moderate risk of infections along the Eastern Seaboard, and minimal risk of spread into the Great Lakes Basin, at this time.

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The 2019 downy mildew scouting program is funded by the Ontario Cucumber Research Committee. In Norfolk, the scouting services are provided by the Norfolk Fruit Growers Association.  In Kent County, the program is managed by Tomecek Ag Services.

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