Cucurbit downy mildew has been found in the nation's heartland, prompting plant pathologists in Illinois to issue a warning to growers to treat.

The destructive fungal disease was found in pumpkin fields in central Illinois, according to a plant pathologist with the University of Illinois.

It also can infect other types of cucurbits, including squash and cucumbers.

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