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)


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



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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