Horticulture

Title

Powdery Mildew on Watermelon for 2022 (Updated)

Clemson Extension Program Team

Horticulture

Publication Date

Spring 3-28-2022

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

Brief

Publisher

Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

famers, agronomists

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