July 10, 2020
The current risk for cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) in New England, including southern NH, is moderate according to the CDM IPM forecasting model: https://cdm.ipmpipe.org/forecasting/.  …BUT…a tropical storm is moving up the coast and CDM is active in PA.   It is likely that the risk will be high by later today (Friday 7/10/2020) or tomorrow (Saturday 7/11/2020). 
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We've been getting many calls about problems with pre-emergent and other soil-applied herbicides and it sounds like this dry weather has a role to play. Click on these links to listen in to our conversation with Dr. Thierry Besançon (Rutgers University) about the role of rainfall and/or irrigation in getting soil-applied herbicides where they need to be, and keeping them away from where they shouldn't be. We discuss two scenarios where dry weather can cause problems:  Plasticulture Vegetables

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