Tag Archive: Blight

Boxwood Blight Update: Disease Confirmed in Leon County

Close up of Boxwood Blight symptoms from the pyramid boxwood to the right. Note the dark discoloration of the leaves. Stems presented same dark discoloration. Also note leaf drop on the soil inside the pot. Photo credit: Fanny Iriate Fanny Iriarte, Mathews Paret, and Gary Knox, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center, …

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Pest Alert: Boxwood Blight

Basic Information Boxwoods (Buxusspp.) are commercially important evergreen ornamental plants with an annual market value of over $ 103 million in the United States. The first confirmed reports of Boxwood blight in the U.S were from Connecticut and North Carolina in November 2011, followed by confirmation in numerous states since then. In Florida, Boxwood blight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/02/pest-alert-boxwood-blight/

Gummy Stem Blight Spreading in Panhandle Watermelons

Gummy stem blight is a highly destructive, foliar fungal disease of watermelon that can cause yield losses of more than 50%. This disease is currently confirmed in multiple locations in Northwest and Northeast of Florida. Recent weather conditions of high humidity and high temperature have been ideal for gummy stem blight throughout the northern part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/gummy-stem-blight-spreading-in-panhandle-watermelons/

Southern Blight Found in Holmes County Tomatoes

Photo 1 – Southern Blight foliage wilt looks similar to Bacterial Wilt. Photo credit Shep Eubanks Southern blight (caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.) was found at two different tomato farms in Holmes County this week. Southern Blight is a serious fungal disease affecting diverse crops grown around the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/southern-blight-found-in-holmes-county-tomatoes/

Disease Alert: Northern Corn Leaf Blight

  Northern Corn Leaf Blight lesion. Credit: Jack Price Rome Ethredge, extension agent in Seminole County Georgia, this week reported incidence of Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB), as did Jake Price in Lowndes County Georgia. This is a fungal disease that can reduce corn yields and is most likley to be found in fields where corn was grown …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/10/disease-alert-northern-corn-leaf-blight/

Identification and Management of Gummy Stem Blight in Cucurbits

BY ROB TRAWICK, JACKSON COUNTY HORTICULTURE AGENT With the unusually warm winter we experienced this year coupled with what was a warm and wet spring for most of us, there have been a lot of diseases showing up in numbers larger than what we are normally accustomed to here in Northwest Florida. One in particular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/02/identification-and-management-of-gummy-stem-blight-in-cucurbits/

Rain Helps Washington County Farmers, but Northern Corn Leaf Blight Nearby

  The Washington County squash harvest is currently underway. Wednesday’s rain in Washington County provided much relief to extreme dry conditions. Some field work began Friday, May 11, 2012 planting cotton and peanuts.  Pastures and hay fields are responding to the rain as well.  Squash harvest is currently underway and sweet corn is about two weeks …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/12/rain-helps-washington-county-farmers-but-northern-corn-leaf-blight-nearby/