Downy Mildew Trials - Looking for cucumber, melon and squash varieties to resist the new strains of Downy Mildew.
Edmund Frost and Sapphyre Miria - Twin Oaks Seed Farm/Common Wealth Seed Growers
In the past 10 years Downy Mildew (DM) has emerged as the No. 1 problem affecting cucumber, melon and squash crops in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and parts of the Northeast and Midwest.In this workshop, Edmund Frost and Sapphyre Miria will review the basics of the Downy Mildew problem and disease cycle. They will look at the results of Twin Oaks Seed Farm’s trials. Hear about their ongoing efforts to find DM-resistant seed strains and to breed new DM-resistant varieties.