Alert: downy mildew in cucurbits

Read on for the latest Pest & Disease Tracker Alert.

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.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Pest & Disease Management - Adjuvants

Adjuvants are substances that can be added to the spray tank to modify a pesticide and/or spray mixture's performance.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - White mould

Pest & Disease Factsheet - White mould

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Latest Plant Health Alerts