New Greenhouse Disease Management Recommendations for Vegetables and Herbs
Dr. Mary Hausbeck in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University and her colleagues have released a new guide for disease management for vegetable and herb crops. The new guide provides the following information about each registered product for vegetable transplants and herbs: 1) active ingredient, 2) trade name of the product, 3) FRAC code (numbers based on the mode of action of the active ingredient), and 4) re-entry interval. The disease recommendations are grouped by crop groups: 1) Brassica, 2) Cucurbit, 3) Leafy, 4) Fruiting, and 5) Herbs. Within each crop grouping, the table lists whether it is registered for use for: bacterial blight, downy mildew, leaf spot, powdery mildew, Phytophthora, Rhizocontia, or Sclerotinia.
Dr. Mary Hausbeck is the Associate Chair for Administration, University Distinguished Professor, and Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University.
Heidi WollaegerGreenhouse Extension Educator, Michigan State University
Heidi is a greenhouse and nursery extension educator based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She provides research-based educational programming for greenhouse growers in southwest Michigan.