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Map of cucurbit downy mildew currently reported along the east coast as of 20 July 2017 (
Vegetable Disease Updates for July 18, 2017
July 20, 2017
New reports of downy mildew on cucumber are being confirmed daily, although to date there are no confirmed reports of late blight in Pennsylvania. Keep an eye out for early blight and Septoria leaf spot in commercial tomato fields.
European corn borer larvae (left) adults (right). Photo: ©Marlin E. Rice
PestWatch Report on July 18, 2017
July 20, 2017
Corn earworms are low in most locations, European corn borer infestations are spotty, and fall armyworm immigration has started.
Fall Armyworm feeding in vegetative corn. Photo: S. Fleischer, Penn State
PestWatch Report on July 6, 2017
July 7, 2017
Corn earworm (CEW) has been detected in all 30 trapping sites.
Spotted wing drosophila male under a berry. Photo: K. Demchak
Spotted Wing Drosophila Season Is Early This Year
July 3, 2017
Given the mild winter and earliness of berry crops this year, it’s not a big surprise that spotted wing drosophila presence is early, too.
Two Vegetable and Fruit Field Days Scheduled for July
July 3, 2017
Both Field Days are a joint effort between the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association and Penn State Extension and Penn State researchers. Registration is through the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association.