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anthracnose hit the watermelons

Zone tuskegee al | contrinaocampo added on May 27, 2015 | Answered

Once anthracnose hit the watermelons, can you save and still have great yield with the spots on the melons? I had last year in new field, used field and some seeds. Now showing signs - can I come back if I treat aggressively?

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    shelley
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    Answered on May 27, 2015

    If anthracnose makes its way into the watermelon fruit, the fruit will most likely be deformed and will be susceptible to decay. Anthracnose diseased fruit would not be suitable for a commercial venture.

    Here is an article that outlines some chemical strategies for dealing with anthracnose on watermelons:
    http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/veg_fruit/hgic2206.html

    Here is an article on watermelon disease control and anthracnose that will help you:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/watermelon-disease-control.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/anthracnose-disease.htm

    Here is an article that will give you many great preventative strategies for avoiding anthracnose in watermelon:
    https://bit.ly/1BpQK90

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