Focusing on Pink Root in Onions

Disease symptoms: Pink Root is caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Phoma terrestris (syn. Pyrenochaeta terrestris), and is a serious problem for multiple onion growers. This disease can cause significant reductions in crop yields and quality in many onion...
Powdery Mildew on Cucurbits

Powdery Mildew on Cucurbits

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that can infect all cucurbit crops.  The disease is found worldwide and can cause severe reductions in yield if not sprayed for preventatively.  There are two pathogens that infect cucurbits, Podosphaera xanthii (ex Sphaerotheca...
Brassica diseases – what to look out for

Brassica diseases – what to look out for

Brassica crops are affected by many diseases, therefore it is important for growers to determine which diseases are prevalent in their growing area and season.  They should use cultural practices and varieties that reduce the impact of key diseases.  It is also...
The Versatile Parthenon

The Versatile Parthenon

Parthenon Broccoli is known all over the world for its exceptional quality and versatility as well as a yield potential that outshine most broccoli varieties.  Parthenon has once again done Sakata proud when it was recently harvested at Dew Valley Farm (which is part...