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Don’t Be Mildewy

  • 11 January 2019
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Don’t Be Mildewy

Extension faculty and staff at the Poamoho Station just presented a Cucurbit Powdery Mildew Management Field Day. Powdery mildew can be devastating for growers producing cucurbit crops such as cucumbers, melons, and squash; in some cases, plants can completely die back if not treated with a rotation of effective fungicides. There are many fungicides that can be used to control this pathogen, and besides giving the participants an overview of the disease and its effects, the field day offered the results of a trial comparing three commercially available products reported to control powdery mildew on cucurbits. Two of the products are for conventional production and one is approved for organic productions, so farmers can successfully combat mildewy cucurbits.

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