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The top three most troublesome pumpkin diseases in the state of Virginia are powdery mildew, downy mildew, and Phytophthora crown and fruit rot. This fact sheet goes into more detail on these three diseases to give growers more background knowledge and information on ways to identify these diseases in the field, as well as practical control methods that can be utilized.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
May 28, 2019