Cucurbits

Michigan Cucumber, Squash and Pumpkin Industry Research Priorities

Updated 2015

Contact Information

Dr. Ron Goldy, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, goldy@anr.msu.edu


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.