Managing Fusarium Wilt Disease in Watermelons | VSCNews

According to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, growers can protect against fusarium wilt disease by checking their seedlings for wilting symptoms before transplanting, monitoring plants in the field, and timing fungicide applications. If Fusarium wilt symptoms appear at the seedling stage, the plants will not survive long enough to become vines in the field. Since fusarium can infect the plants in multiple ways, UGA plant pathologists are creating a management package for this pathogen for watermelon growers.

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Fusarium wilt symptoms are seen in the field. (Vegetable and Specialty Crop News)