Alert: downy mildew in cucurbits

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There have been recent reports of powdery mildew in cucurbits, and preventative spray programmes should be maintained. Monitoring for this disease should continue within the crop as well as in bordering areas with hedges and weeds.

Tight spray programmes should be maintained in squash and courgette until the end of cropping to maintain green leaf. However, some leaf loss may be advantageous as pumpkins start to turn colour.

This information was published in the ADAS Veg Notes and Rosemary Collier's AHDB Horticulture Pest Blog. For further information, go to the ADAS website.

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