Powdery Mildew Alert!

Clint Thompson Alabama, Disease, Fruit, Georgia, Grapes, Top Posts

According to UGA Extension Viticulture blog, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Fruit Disease Specialist Phil Brannen says powdery mildew is just starting to show up on untreated plants in the research grape vineyard at Blairsville, Georgia. “I hope you will not see it yet in well managed vineyards, but recent rains and other difficulties may have hampered spray programs,” Brannen …

Clemson Vegetable Pathologist Cautions Growers About Potential Diseases

Clint Thompson Cole Crop, Disease, South Carolina, Top Posts, Vegetables, Watermelon

By Clint Thompson One Clemson Extension vegetable pathologist has observed downy mildew disease and fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveneum disease on his research plots and cautions vegetable growers in South Carolina to be on the lookout for both. “This is strictly based on observations from my research plots here in Charleston. I have not been out to any commercial fields,” …

Sanitation Key Following Harvest for Pest, Disease Control

Clint Thompson Alabama, Disease, Florida, Georgia, Pests, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Vegetable farmers are reminded they need to practice proper sanitation once harvest season ends. Doing so will protect against future pests and diseases. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, one of the best tactics that growers can do for themselves and their neighbors is to clean up crop residues promptly after harvest. Sanitation …

Presence of Powdery Mildew a Concern for Southeast Vegetable Growers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Disease, Florida, Georgia, Top Posts, Weather

By Clint Thompson Powdery mildew disease is present on older squash in various vegetable fields across South Florida. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease has also started to show up on watermelon crops across the region as well. It’s also reported that powdery mildew is showing up on squash and cantaloupe …

Downy Mildew Disease a Problem for Florida Growers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cucurbits, Disease, Florida, Georgia, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Downy mildew disease is present in cucurbits like squash and cucumber around South Florida and is getting worse. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease is showing up in most watermelons and infections have increased in areas hit hard by rainfall. “Around Manatee County, respondents report that downy mildew …

UF Researchers Find Promising New Treatment in Fight to Beat Citrus Greening

Clint Thompson Citrus, Disease, Florida, Top Posts

By: Ruth Borger, (517) 803-7631, rborger@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered another possible solution to the plague of citrus greening that is impacting Florida’s citrus groves.  This new information adds to the growing portfolio of knowledge that UF scientists are amassing to fight the disease. Led by UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences microbiology and …

Cabbage, Broccoli and Other Cole Crop Diseases

Clint Thompson Disease, South Carolina, Top Posts

Clemson Cooperative Extension released some diseases that cole crop growers need to be on the look out for this spring. Cole crops, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, are easily grown in South Carolina. Tips for growing healthy cole crops in the garden are available in HGIC 1301, Broccoli, HGIC 1326, Cauliflower and HGIC 1303, Cabbage & Chinese …