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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasts - Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

*** Epidemic Update - 25 May: First reports from GA; New report from FL. CDM has been confirmed in Lowndes, Colquitt, and Decatur Counties, GA; and Marion County, FL. Please view the Epidemic History for details. ***

*** Epidemic Update - 23 May: Update from FL: CDM has been confirmed in a research plot in Collier County, FL. Please view the Epidemic History for details. ***

 

Regional Weather: lower Southeast U.S.

Dry and quite hot. Stagnant weather pattern is in place. High pressure at all levels of the atmosphere is producing hot, dry weather and keeping frontal systems at bay. Expect sunny skies. Highs well into the 90s and lows in the 70s.

 

OUTLOOK:

Overview: Epidemic spread very unlikely. Conditions are highly unfavorable for survivable transport and effective deposition of airborne CDM spores. Transport events move near-source (GA) and west (FL) each day.

Risk prediction map for Day 1: Saturday, May 25

Minimal Risk to cucurbits.

Risk prediction map for Day 2: Sunday, May 26

Minimal Risk to cucurbits.

Forecaster: TK at NCSU for the Cucurbit ipmPIPE - 2019