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Watermelon rind necrosis in Imperial Valley


Demetrios G. Kontaxis
Tom Kurupas

Authors Affiliations

Demetrios G. Kontaxis is Farm Advisor (Plant Pathology), Imperial County; Tom Kurupas is Supervisor, Agricultural commissioner's Office, El Centro, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(9):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n09p14. September 1975.

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Watermelon Rind Necrosis (WRN) is a perennial problem in Imperial Valley. As much as 25 percent of the fruit of some local fields may be mildly or severely affected. Last year about $100,000 worth of fruit was lost to this disorder. Watermelon Rind Necrosis has been reported from Hawaii, Texas, and Florida. Bacteria, Er
Kontaxis D, Kurupas T. 1975. Watermelon rind necrosis in Imperial Valley. Hilgardia 29(9):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n09p14
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