Sunken mottle of Honey Dew melons
AuthorsR. M. Davis
G. E. May
A. R. Spurr
G. H. Meinert
G. N. Davis
D. G. Hunt
Authors AffiliationsR. M. Davis, Jr., is Associate Olericul-turist, Kearney Horticultural Field Station, Reedley; G. E. May is Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County; A. R. Spun is Associate Professor and Associate Oleri-culturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California; U. G. H. Meinert was Laboratory Technician, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California; G. N. Davis is Professor and Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California; D. G. Hunt is Laboratory Technician, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California.
Hilgardia 21(11):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n11p8. November 1967.
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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