Cucurbits

Michigan Cucumber, Squash and Pumpkin Industry Research Priorities

Updated 2015

Contact Information

Dr. Ron Goldy, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


DISEASES                                                                                                                                       

Downy Mildew

  • Spore trapping and disease spread
  • Organic and conventional control products
  • Variety evaluation
  • Evaluation and identification of disease genotypes

 

Powdery Mildew

  • Preventative and curative control strategies

 

Phytophthora crown and Root Rot

  • Production and post-harvest control strategies
  • Organic and conventional control
  • Water management
  • Variety evaluation

 

INSECTS                                                                                                                                         

Cucumber beetle

  • Organic control measures

 

OTHER PRODUCTION ISSUES                                                                                                

  • Alternative fumigants
  • Cost of production
  • Nutrient requirements in a plasticulture system
  • Cover Crop rotations that give best growth and fruit quality.

 

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