Recent Vegetable Crop Updates

Newsletter 24, September 17, 2018

In this issue we address:

  • Late blight risk and updates
  • Cucurbit updates
  • Potato production updates

Newsletter 23, September 10, 2018

In this issue I address :

  • Updates on potato late blight and cucumber downy mildew.
  • No tomato late blight has been confirmed yet this season, but we typically see an increase in tomato detections at the end of the production season if weather promotes the disease.  Sunny days have and will continue to limit late blight.
  • We’ve been seeing an increase in incidence and severity of downy mildew on cucumbers this season, in comparison to past recent years.  Maintain protective fungicide applications on winter squash and pumpkins that require a longer time to maturation/harvest.

Newsletter 22, September 6, 2018

In this issue we address:

  • Late blight disease updates and risk (disease severity values)
  • Pink eye and tuber diseases
  • Cucurbit downy mildew update

Newsletter 21, August 27, 2018

In this issue we include articles on the following topics:

  • Late blight risk updates and new report from Waushara Co. potato
  • Cucumber downy mildew updates – news reports from Columbia, Dane, Ozaukee, and Portage Cos.
  • Basil downy mildew confirmed in Rock Co.
  • Hop phoma disease described – and management recommendations offered
  • Potato storage trial updates