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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasts - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

*** Epidemic Update - 8 March: First reports from FL. CDM has been confirmed in Citrus County and Miami-Dade County, FL. Please view the Epidemic History for details. ***


Regional Weather: lower Southeast U.S.

Cold and dry. High pressure over the mid-South shifts east with time. Tranquill and seasonally cold weather is expected for the next several days. Highs only in the 50s and 60s, lows mostly 20s to 40s.



Overview: Epidemic spread unlikely. Conditions are unfavorable for survivable transport and deposition Wednesday and Thursday. Further, transport events do not approach other growing areas

Risk prediction map for Day 1: Wednesday, March 15

Minimal Risk to cucurbits.

Risk prediction map for Day 2: Thursday, March 16

Minimal Risk to cucurbits.

Forecaster: TK at NCSU for the Cucurbit ipmPIPE - 2017