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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NJ Vegetable Disease Headlines

Late blight has been confirmed on potato on Long Island this week. There have been no new reports of Late blight in New Jersey

Cucurbit powdery mildew has been found in New Jersey. All cucurbit growers should adjust fungicide programs accordingly.

Cucurbit downy mildew - There have been no new reports in the recent week. Cucurbit downy mildew has been reported as far north as central North Carolina

Spinach downy mildew has been confirmed in New Jersey. All spinach growers should take precautionary action and add a downy mildew specific fungicide to weekly program.

Phytophthora blight has been found in some summer squash fields.

Cabbage downy mildew has also been reported.