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Cucurbit downy mildew confirmed in Ohio

June 18, 2012  By OMAFRA

Downey mildew symptoms on cucumber leaves.

June 15, 2012 – Cucurbit downy mildew was confirmed on June 14th, 2012, in a cucumber field in Wayne County, Ohio. This significantly increases the risk of infections occurring in Ontario. All cucumber growers should begin a preventative fungicide program immediately. Use one of the recommended targeted downy mildew fungicides every seven days.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE SYMPTOMS TO SPRAY. Unprotected crops are at the highest risk of experiencing serious losses to this disease. READ MORE

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