Horticulture

Title

Gummy Stem Blight on Watermelon and Muskmelon

Clemson Extension Program Team

Horticulture

Publication Date

Spring 4-21-2022

Publication Number

LGP 1142

Summary

Gummy stem blight is one of the most common foliar diseases on watermelon, muskmelon, honeydew, and other specialty melons in the southeastern United States. How severe the disease becomes depends on rainfall and dew periods. Growers and Extension agents should focus management and education efforts on crop rotation and careful fungicide selection to effectively manage this disease.

Publication Type

Brief

Publisher

Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Extension agents, growers, Extension specialists, crop consultants

Pycnidia on lesion.jpg (1157 kB)
Fruiting bodies of the gummy stem blight fungus in the center of a watermelon leaf spot

revision-instructions-lgp-Keinath-GSB.docx (26 kB)
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