Yellow Squash and Powdery Mildew

barberberryfarm(8A)December 28, 2012

Has anyone who has experienced powdery mildew in their yellow squash beds found a variety that has a good resistence to it? I started out with Multi-pik and Super-pik which produced well but both got inundated with PM. I tried Cheetah last summer, but it didn't produce very well, but on the bright side I didn't get any PM. I've been hearing a lot of good things about Conqueror III and I'm going to try it this coming spring. Are there any other good producing varieties you are aware of that have a good resistence to PM and downy mildew? I live in central Alabama where the humidity is quite high in the summer.

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Someone on another blog who grows yellow squash in zone 8a suggested Gentry as well as Daisy May and Dixie. I think I'll also plant some Gentry to see how well it does as well.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 12:58PM
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Bryan Scott

I remember something about using Milk to treat for PM and I found the link for it here on GW. See link below..

Here is a link that might be useful: Powdery Milldew and Milk

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 9:43AM
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