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    Resistant Cucurbit Varieties are Key to Anthracnose Management

    When it comes to destructive diseases to watch out for in cucurbit crops, growers should have Anthracnose at the top of their list, particularly during warm, moist seasons. Caused by the fungus Colletotrichum lagenarium, Anthracnose can inflict significant damage on watermelon crops. According to a University of Florida Extension article written for Growing Produce, all-above ground plants can be infected by Anthracnose. On watermelon foliage, symptoms begin as water-soaked leaf lesions that progress to dark…

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