South Dakota Cucurbit Foliar Disease Survey
Funding: (2023) Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources – South Dakota Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Summary: Improving cucurbit disease management by carrying out a three-year cucurbit foliar disease survey, visiting 40 farms from the east to west sides of the state, to identify the economically important diseases throughout, identify their causal pathogens to species, document major fungicide resistances to fungal pathogens species isolates, and disseminate findings to growers and scientists, with suggestions for management.