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Severe foliar late blight symptoms on tomato. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 16, 2017
August 17, 2017
On August 15, 2017 late blight was confirmed on tomato in a commercial field in Cumberland county, PA. It has previously been reported in Chester and Indiana counties on tomato and/or potato.
Corn earworm trap in Montgomery County, PA. Photo: A. Frankenfield, Penn State
PestWatch Report on August 15, 2017
August 17, 2017
Corn earworm counts can change rapidly at this time of year. Corn earworm are starting to spike in southeastern PA, and remain stubbornly high in Erie County and to the southwest near Pittsburgh.
Characteristic whitish spores produced on the underside of a late blight infected tomato leaf is how the pathogen spreads. Photo: Beth K. Gugino, Penn State
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017
Late blight was confirmed on tomato in a home garden and is also suspected in a commercial tomato field in Indiana County.
Corn earworm trap in Montgomery County, PA. Photo: A. Frankenfield, Penn State
PestWatch Report on August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017
Although CEW are low in most locations, captures can change rapidly at this time of year. Spray thresholds for CEW are being exceeded in Erie and Lancaster Counties. ECB and FAW counts are low. Also be aware that brown marmorated stink bug tends to move into sweet corn in August.
Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 2 August 2017 (cdm.ipmpipe.org).
Vegetable Disease Updates for August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017
On August 1st, late blight was confirmed on tomato in a small commercial planting in Chester County, PA.