Plant Pathology, Disease Control of Fruit and Vegetables

Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Apple (Malus domestica)

Content: Apple Scab Bitter Rot Black Rot Botryosphaeria Rot/White Rot Cercospora Leaf Spot Crown Gall Fabrea Leaf Spot Fire Blight Fly Speck Mushroom Root Rot Pink Limb Blight Powdery Mildew Rust Sooty Blotch Southern Blight
Mathews L. Paret
Tim Momol
Laura Ritchie
Hank Dankers
University of Florida IFAS Extension

Production of ancho chili graft on criollo de morelos 334 for the control of Phytophthora capsici

Phytophthora capsici is an oomycete that causes losses in the production of chili peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) worldwide. There are currently no varieties of chilies resistant to this pathogen and the chemical products used for its control promotes the development of resistent strains and...
Ma. Rocío García-Rodríguez
Elizabeth Chiquito-Almanza
P. Damián Loeza-Lara
Heriberto Godoy-Hernández
Emiliano Villordo-Pineda
J. Luis Pons-Hernández M.
Martín González-Chavira
J. Luis Anaya-López

Producción de chile ancho injertado sobre criollo de morelos 334 para el control de Phytophthora capsici

Phytophthora capsici es un oomiceto que ocasiona pérdi­das en la producción de chile (Capsicum annuum L.) en el mundo. Actualmente no hay variedades comerciales de chile resistentes a este patógeno y los productos químicos usados para su control promueven el...
Ma. Rocío García-Rodríguez
Elizabeth Chiquito-Almanza
P. Damián Loeza-Lara
Heriberto Godoy-Hernández
Emiliano Villordo-Pineda
J. Luis Pons-Hernández M.
Martín González-Chavira
J. Luis Anaya-López

Tomato Diseases: Early Blight (Alternaria solani)

The leaves, stems and fruit on the vine may be affected. Symptoms on leaves are most likely to appear on the older foliage. Small dark spots enlarge into circular lesions consisting of concentric rings. The tissue surrounding the lesions becomes yellow and the spots later become irregular in shape...
Ray Cerkauskas
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

Monitoring and Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew

Historically, Michigan growers produce over 342,000 tons of cucurbits valued at about $99 million on 49,000 acres. Michigan is the number 1 producer of pickling cucumbers and fresh market/processing squash, number 3 producer of fresh market cucumbers, and number 6 producer of pumpkins in the...
Mary K. Hausbeck
Brian Cortright
Jarrod Morrice
Michigan State University Extension

Evaluation of Food Additives as Alternative or Complementary Chemicals to Conventional Fungicides for the Control of Major Postharvest Diseases of Stone Fruit

  To evaluate potential alternatives to conventional fungicides to control decay, more than 20 food additives and generally regarded as safe compounds were tested at three concentrations in in vivo primary screenings with several cultivars of California peaches, nectarines, and plums that had...
Lluís Palou
Joseph L. Smilanick
Carlos H. Crisosto
Journal of Food Protection

Peanut Pest Management Scout Manual

Scouting is a tool that peanut producers have used since 1975 to make appropriate treatment decisions about pests. Scouting is only one part of an overall management program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The goal of IPM is to apply the most up-to-date technology to keep pest populations...
Ron Weeks
Austin Hagan
Wheeler Foshee
Dallas L. Hartzog
John W. Everest
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Cranberry Pest Management in Wisconsin 2012

The latest recommendations for disease, insect, and weed pest management for cranberry crops. Controlling a pest – be it a weed, an insect, or a disease – is only part of total pest management program. Pest control is a corrective measure; you use pesticides or some other control...
Patricia McManus
Jed Colquhoun
R. Chris Williamson
Glenn Nice
University of Wisconsin-Extension

Control Biológico de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides [(Penz.) Penz. y Sacc.] en Papaya Maradol Roja (Carica papaya L.) y Fisiología Postcosecha de Frutos Infectados

Para tratar de controlar biológicamente la antracnosis (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) mediante bacterias antagonistas y extractos de plantas con propiedades fungitóxicas, y evaluar los efectos de esta enfermedad sobre algunas características físicas, químicas y...
Patricia Elizabeth Baños
Emma Zavaleta
Ma. Teresa Colinas
Isaac Luna
Juan Gabriel Gutiérrez
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología

"Elephant's Foot," a Basal Stem Disorder in Greenhouse-Grown Bell Peppers

Under certain conditions, vegetable greenhouse crops can develop physiological disorders that predispose plants to diseases that decrease plant growth, fruit yield, and fruit quality. One plant disorder in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is the “Elephant's Foot,” which is...
Elio Jovicich
Daniel J. Cantliffe
University of Florida, IFAS