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Ceratobasidium Root Rot: A New Disease of Watermelon in Arizona

C. Nischwitz, P. Chitrampalam, and M. Olsen

November 2013

Brief

To our knowledge, Ceratobasidium species have never been previously reported as a pathogen of watermelon anywhere in the United States. Because of the recent reports in Italy and confirmed incidences in major watermelon production areas in Arizona, this disease should be recognized as a potential problem in watermelon.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-1125-01-BR

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