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Phytophthora of Cucurbits

Figures 21a & 21b. Cull fruit can easily become infected by Phytophthora capsici because they are on soil, which is where this pathogen is. Infected cull fruit can be a source of inoculum for Phytophthora blight in the crop, as occurred in this field.

Photo courtesy of M.T. McGrath, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

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