n Farmer’s Weekly - Common watermelon diseases - vegetable production

Volume 2019 Number 19010
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Watermelons are usually grown in warm, dry areas and marketed as early as possible when prices tend to be higher. Diseases are also less likely in a drier climate. Nonetheless, watermelons are prone to two common diseases in South Africa: fusarium (Fusarium oxysporum) and anthracnose of curcubits (Colletotrichum orbiculare).

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