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Survey of Fusarium spp. Associated with Fruit Rot of Pumpkin in Ohio

C. A. Wyenandt, R. M. Riedel, L. H. Rhodes, M. A. Bennett, and S. G. P. Nameth

August 2010

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Objectives of this study were: (i) to survey commercial pumpkin fields in Ohio for the presence of Fusarium fruit rot; (ii) to isolate and identify common Fusarium species causing or associated with fruit rot of pumpkin; and (iii) to determine if symptoms of Fusarium fruit rot on mature pumpkin can be associated with specific Fusarium spp. A bioassay was conducted to determine if infested seed associated with fruit rot could cause a seedling rot in germinating seed.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0827-01-RS

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