Effective cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) management relies on integration of cultural production techniques and utilization of CDM-specific fungicides, customized to individual farms. This presentation outlines how consultants, Extension educators, cucurbit producers, and others can successfully combine these methods to minimize the impact of CDM on their crops. Cultural production tactics are discussed, such as crop timing, resistant cultivars, and site selection. General plans for fungicide programs are included, with CDM-specific products and the influence of pathogen resistance to fungicides outlined. Region-specific recommendations are balanced with economic considerations, so producers can most effectively customize cucurbit production to their individual farm needs.