Downy Mildew of Cucurbits
Powdery mildew of cucurbits, caused by the fungus Sphaerotheca
fuliginea, is an important disease of cucurbit crops in Illinois and worldwide.
This disease can result in serious losses on muskmelon, pumpkin, and squash.
The most effective approach for managing powdery mildew of cucurbits is
IPM strategies using plant resistance, cultural practices, and fungicide
treatments. For more information on powdery mildew of cucurbits, click
Illinois Pumpkin Field Day
Illinois Pumpkin field day will be held on September
5, 2003, at the Universityh of Illinois Vegetable Crops Research Farm
, at Champaign, Illinois. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and all
of the presentations will be at the experimental sites. For more information
on the Illinois Pumpkin Day, click here.