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Re-evaluation of MelCast for Fungicide Scheduling in Mid-Atlantic Watermelon

K. L. Everts, R. C. Korir, and M. J. Newark

March 2016


MelCast was originally tested in the mid-Atlantic production region from 1996 to 2000. Scheduling using MelCast reduced applications in comparison to weekly fungicide applications without a loss of efficacy or yield. The reduction in fungicide applications was seen as a success. The objective of this research, conducted in 2012-2014, was to determine whether the disease management and yields continued to be similar in watermelon crops managed with MelCast where fungicide applications were reduced, in comparison to a weekly schedule.


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