Horticulture

Title

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management for 2019

Publication Date

Summer 7-28-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1002

Summary

Fungicide sprays are necessary to manage the disease downy mildew on cucurbits (vine crops in the squash family) in the eastern United States. For 2019, the top fungicides recommended in South Carolina are Orondis Opti, Elumin, and Ranman. For watermelon and squash, other fungicides may also be used. Growers always should spray at least two different fungicides in rotation with each other, following any additional recommendations on the labels.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

growers, crop consultants, Extension agents

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