Squash question

Asked August 23, 2015, 1:55 AM EDT

Hi there, every year my squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and cucumbers all succumb to powdery mildew. I was wondering if there were any varieties that are resistant to powdery mildew. Thanks.

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

The link below, from the University of New Hampshire, contains a list of resistant pumpkin & squash.

https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000617_Rep639.pdf

Information on cucumbers including resistant varieties
https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/450/450-710/450-710_pdf.pdf

General information on powdery mildew.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/pdf/3111.pdf

You should also be aware of downy mildew. This fungal disease has damaged many cucumber crops over the past several summers.

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/managing_cucurbit_downy_mildew_in_your_garden