Be on the Lookout: Downy Mildew Confirmed on Cucumber in Lancaster and Chester Counties, PA
July 20, 2016
These reports of downy mildew are not surprising given the confirmed reports on cucumber in many of the surrounding states including multiple counties just south east of these reports in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. The infections likely occurred last week when the conditions were more favorable and symptoms are just now becoming visible. It is important to be scouting your cucumber fields frequently for symptoms.
Additional Reports of Late Blight in Maryland
July 13, 2016
Although late blight has not been yet confirmed in Pennsylvania this season, this past week it was confirmed on tomato in four additional counties, in Garrett County, Maryland just south of Somerset County, PA as well as in southern MD and two counties on the Delmarva Peninsula.