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Sunken mottle of Honey Dew melons

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R. M. Davis, Kearney Horticultural Field Station
G. E. May
A. R. Spurr
G. H. Meinert
G. N. Davis
D. G. Hunt

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California Agriculture 21(11):8-10.

Published November 01, 1967

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The fruit defect, sunken mottle, is a major problem facing Honey Dew growers in the Central Valley. It is an insect-borne malady, apparently caused by watermelon mosaic virus, type 2, according to this study. In recent years it has caused losses of about one-third of the Honey Dew acreage in Stanislaus County. It has been especially severe on late-planted fields. Control of the virus requires knowledge and control of the insect vector and any host plants. The best long-term solution to the problem maybe a breeding program for mosaic-resistant line of Honey Dew melons.

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Davis. R. E. Webb, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, identified the virus type in the cage experiments; K. A. Kimble, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis, isolated strains of mosaic viruses from field plantings; J. W. Perdue, Department of Vegetable Crops, Davis, prepared the photos.

Sunken mottle of Honey Dew melons

R. M. Davis, G. E. May, A. R. Spurr, G. H. Meinert, G. N. Davis, D. G. Hunt
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Sunken mottle of Honey Dew melons

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Authors

R. M. Davis, Kearney Horticultural Field Station
G. E. May
A. R. Spurr
G. H. Meinert
G. N. Davis
D. G. Hunt

Publication Information

California Agriculture 21(11):8-10.

Published November 01, 1967

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The fruit defect, sunken mottle, is a major problem facing Honey Dew growers in the Central Valley. It is an insect-borne malady, apparently caused by watermelon mosaic virus, type 2, according to this study. In recent years it has caused losses of about one-third of the Honey Dew acreage in Stanislaus County. It has been especially severe on late-planted fields. Control of the virus requires knowledge and control of the insect vector and any host plants. The best long-term solution to the problem maybe a breeding program for mosaic-resistant line of Honey Dew melons.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Davis. R. E. Webb, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, identified the virus type in the cage experiments; K. A. Kimble, Department of Plant Pathology, Davis, isolated strains of mosaic viruses from field plantings; J. W. Perdue, Department of Vegetable Crops, Davis, prepared the photos.


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