Vegetable Disease Update

It has been a busy week for vegetable diseases in the Commonwealth. Late blight was confirmed by the VT Plant Disease Clinic (Elizabeth Bush and Mary Ann Hansen) in Floyd Co., VA on both potato and tomato. This is the first report of late blight in the western part of the state. In addition, downy mildew was found on cucumber in both Accomack and Northampton Co. Reports from NC indicate strains that are starting to infect pumpkin and other cucurbits. ALL cucurbit growers should be diligent about scouting and take preventative measures. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these developments.

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