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Bacterial Fruit Blotch of Cucurbits

R. X. Latin

02 June 2000

Management Recommendation(s)

Bacterial fruit blotch appeared in the United States in commercial watermelon fields with isolated severe outbreaks in Florida, South Carolina, and Indiana. Because the pathogen is seedborne, and a significant portion of commercial watermelon fields are planted with seedlings raised in greenhouses or other transplant production facilities, recognition of symptoms on seedlings is important.


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