We sure have quite a bit more vegetable crops planted this season. I’ve been looking a lots of different vegetable set ups. Here is Brandon Barnes who has squash, egg plants and peppers planted this year. He has done a very good job. They picked Yellow Straightneck and Zucchini squash last week.
Downy mildew has not been as much of a concern with the dry weather the past 2 weeks, but with rain and increase humidity we need to be aware of it moving again. Downy mildew was found in Echols County a few weeks ago when it was still raining and had cooler temperatures. New UGA Extension Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Bhabesh Dutta has this information on downy mildew of cucurbit.
“Downy mildew of squash has been detected in Georgia. These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) can be a potential problem in cucurbits. I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their fields and start applying protective spray of stated fungicides.”