Sneak Peek: June VSCNews Magazine

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The June issue of VSCNews magazine will be growers’ go-to guide for crucial crop diseases in the Southeast.

Gary Vallad, University of Florida (UF) pathologist, authors two articles in this issue. In the first feature, he discusses tomato bacterial spot, including where and how it begins in the transplant house. His second article addresses southern blight and the best ways for growers to manage the pathogen.

Whiteflies are not only a damaging pest; they also can vector deadly diseases. Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia associate professor in the Department of Entomology, dives into whitefly-transmitted diseases and how growers can fight against them in his article.

Watermelon diseases are another topic in the June issue. Fusarium wilt and gummy stem blight have historically been problematic for watermelon growers. Find out the best control methods for these diseases from UF plant pathologist Nicholas Dufault.

Cabbage growers struggling with white mold and/or black rot will want to read next month’s magazine, too. Based on an interview with Dufault, this article gives an in-depth look at what it takes to subside these pathogens in Florida.

Finally, readers will get a preview of the upcoming Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo. Pre-registration begins on June 1. All pre-registered growers will be entered for a chance to win a John Deere gun safe courtesy of Everglades Equipment Group.

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