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Integrated Management of Gummy Stem Blight of Watermelon by Green Manure and Melcast-scheduled Fungicides

X.-G. Zhou and K. L. Everts

November 2008


The objective of this study was to develop integrated management programs for gummy stem blight on watermelon in the mid-Atlantic by: (i) assessing the influence of hairy vetch green manure cover crop; (ii) evaluating biofungicides and reduced-risk fungicides in rotation with chlorothalonil applied according to the weather-based disease forecasting program ‘Melcast’; and (iii) evaluating green manure in combination with Melcast and Bacillus subtilis.


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