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Stephanie E. Burnett and Lois Berg Stack

(please specify) Growers were then asked to numerically rank the challenges they selected, with one representing the most difficult challenge. For purposes of analysis, responses for insect and disease management were combined, as were responses for

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Amanda Skidmore, Neil Wilson, Mark Williams, and Ric Bessin

). Historically, pest management has been challenging in these crops. Arthropods cause damage by feeding and vectoring many cucurbit diseases ( Cranshaw, 2004 ; Zitter et al., 1996 ). The two most important disease vectors in cucurbit systems in Kentucky are

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Michelle L. Paynter, Joanne De Faveri, and Mark E. Herrington

fumigant methyl bromide as their major management strategies for soilborne pathogens, including Fof . Outbreaks of fusarium wilt were relatively uncommon under a regime of methyl bromide fumigation so that neither the disease nor resistance breeding was

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Les D. Padley Jr, Eileen A. Kabelka, Pamela D. Roberts, and Ronald French

lines homozygous for P. capsici resistance will allow us to study the inheritance of resistance, evaluate the P. capsici – C. pepo interaction, and create Phytophthora crown rot resistant cultivars to aid in disease management of this pathogen

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Neil S. Mattson, Elizabeth M. Lamb, Brian Eshenaur, and John Sanderson

need for improved diagnosis and management of diseases and insects and information on substrate and fertilizer management to reduce crop loss or loss in quality. Extension specialists and educators have traditionally offered 1-d greenhouse conferences

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Alejandro Martínez-Bilbao, Amaya Ortiz-Barredo, Emilio Montesinos, and Jesús Murillo

because it is very difficult to manage ( Johnson and Stockwell, 1998 ; van der Zwet and Beer, 1995 ). Disease control relies on preventive methods and in the implementation of an integrated management strategy that includes reduction of inoculum

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Vincent Njung’e Michael, Yuqing Fu, and Geoffrey Meru

, 2002 ), thus providing a critical tool in the integrated management of the disease. Further experiments are required to confirm field resistance to Phytophthora crown rot in breeding line #181761-36P. To circumvent phenotyping challenges associated

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Binoy Babu, Gary Knox, Mathews L. Paret, and Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona

by herbicide damage or other plant viruses. The only effective strategy for disease management is early identification and eradication of the infected plants, thereby limiting the spread of RRV. Early identification requires a highly reliable

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Elisha O. Gogo, Mwanarusi Saidi, Francis M. Itulya, Thibaud Martin, and Mathieu Ngouajio

occidentalis ) that transmit viral diseases are also experienced under such conditions. In a study conducted in Israel, Berlinger et al. (2002) reported effective management of tomato yellow leaf curl virus through physical exclusion of silverleaf whiteflies

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John Majsztrik, Erik Lichtenberg, and Monica Saavoss

, fertility management, disease and pest losses and control practices. Additionally, we asked for specific information about greenhouse, container, and field production, plus information on runoff collection and containment for each responding operation in