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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cucurbit powdery mildew found in South Carolina

Dr. Tony Keinath, Vegetable Pathologist at Clemson University has reported that cucurbit powdery mildew has been found on watermelon in South Carolina. The May 7th finding is the earliest that cucurbit powdery mildew has been seen on watermelon in South Carolina in 16 years. Cucurbit growers in New Jersey need to pay careful attention to local extension reports as the pathogen works it’s way into our region.

-Andy Wyenandt