Attached is this week’s VPDA. Additional information: vpdamay102012-doc
Please review the attachment regarding the discovery of downy mildew on cucumber in North Carolina. Thanks Steve Additional information: cdownymildewupdate050412-doc
See the attachment for this week’s Virginia Potato Disease Advisory. Thanks
Steve Additional information: vpdamay32012-doc
As a follow up to our previous email on late blight being found in our region, I wanted to share a recent VCE publication on this potentially devastating disease of potato and tomato. Additional information: anr-6-pdf-pdf
Late blight was found on a commercial potato field in Camden Co., NC this week. Confirmation was made today by Dr. Pat Phipps at the TAREC based upon samples from this field. This outbreak is close enough to be considered a threat to the SE Virginia and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We will have more information in our potato report tomorrow, but, based upon this news growers should consider treating their potato and tomato fields with a preventative fungicide such as chlorothalonil. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Please find attached this week’s VPDA Additional information: vpdaapril262012-doc
Attached is the first VA Potato Disease Advisory for 2012. Additional information: vpdaapril192012-doc
The annual summer Eastern Shore AREC will be held on July 18th, 2012 at the research station in Painter, VA. Registration will begin at 8:00AM with plot/research tours beginning at 9:00AM. Lunch will follow the tour. We hope to see you there! A more detailed program will be developed at a later date.
Luna Tranquility is a new fungicide from Bayer CropScience and has just received approval for use in Virginia. On the vegetable front, Luna Experience is only labeled on potato currently for control of early blight primarily. Luna Tranquility is also labeled for use on apples. Please let us know if you have any specific questions. The label can be found at the attached link. Additional information: lunatran-pdf
Luna Experience is a new fungicide from Bayer CropScience and has just received approval for use in Virginia. On the vegetable front, Luna Experience is only labeled on watermelon currently for control of gummy stem blight, powdery mildew and others. Luna Experience is also labeled for use on grapes and select tree nut crops. Please let us know if you have any specific questions. The label can be found at the attached link. Additional information: lunaexperience-pdf