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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