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Control of powdery mildew on cantaloupe


A. O. Paulus
F. Shibuya
T. W. Whitaker
B. J. Hall
G. W. Bohn
T. M. Little

Authors Affiliations

Albert O. Paulus is Extension Plant Pathologist, University of California, Riverside; Fujio Shibuya is Extension Laboratory Technician, University of California, Riverside; Thomas W. Whitaker is Geneticists at the USDA Horticultural Field Station, La Jolla; Bernarr J. Hall is Farm Advisor, San Diego County; G. W. Bohn is Geneticists at the USDA Horticultural Field Station, La Jolla; Thomas M. Little is Extension Biometrician, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(3):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n03p12. March 1967.

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Powdery mildew can reduce yield and quality of cantaloupes in the arid inland valleys of California. The plants are defoliated, particularly around the crown of the plant. Thus the fruits become sunburned, ripen prematurely, and are lacking in soluble solids, and in general have poor edibility. The ratio of culls to marketable fruit increases tremendously. Powdery mildew is caused by the fungus, Erysiphe cichoracearum.

Paulus A, Shibuya F, Whitaker T, Hall B, Bohn G, Little T. 1967. Control of powdery mildew on cantaloupe. Hilgardia 21(3):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n03p12
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