By: Cheryl Trueman, University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus
Risk of downy mildew to cucumbers and cantaloupe remains high, with new reports regularly occurring throughout the great lakes region.
Scouting for downy mildew in pickling cucumber fields in Norfolk County began on June 13 and in Kent County on June 19. This is the final cucumber downy mildew scouting report for the 2017 season.
You can track sightings of downy mildew in North America on the IPMpipe Cucurbit Downy Mildew website.
2017 Downy Mildew Control Strategy for Cucumber Crops
The downy mildew scouting program is sponsored by the Ontario Cucumber Research Committee. Field scouting in Norfolk County is managed by Tania Keirsebilck-Martin at the Norfolk Fruit Growers’
Association. Field scouting in Kent County is managed by Cheryl Trueman at the Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph. We thank Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA vegetable specialist, for her guidance with
implementing this program.