Michigan Cucumber, Squash and Pumpkin Industry Research Priorities

Updated 2015

Contact Information

Dr. Ron Goldy, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022,


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.