Horticulture

Title

Powdery Mildew on Watermelon

Publication Date

Summer 8-13-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1019

Summary

Powdery mildew is a common disease on watermelon during moderately dry weather in South Carolina and the southeastern United States. Powdery mildew develops quickly on non-treated watermelon leaves. Several powdery mildew-specific fungicides help manage this disease, if they are applied when powdery mildew is seen. This fact sheet will help growers, Extension agents, and crop consultants prevent yield losses up to 75% of the crop.

Publication Type

Technical Brief

Target Audiences

famers, agronomists

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