NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Cucurbit downy mildew was confirmed on butternut squash near Bridgeton in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on Wednesday. This is the third report of cucurbit downy mildew in New Jersey this growing season.
All cucurbit growers are encouraged to add downy mildew specific fungicides to their weekly maintenance spray programs. The 2018 FRAC Table for Cucurbit Downy and Powdery Mildew Control in the mid-Atlantic Region can be found and downloaded for free here.
All growers should scout fields on a regular basis. To track the progress of cucurbit downy mildew in the U.S. through the CDMpipe website through NCSU, please click here.
— Rutgers Cooperative Extension