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- Circular sunken dark spots on fruit, salmon colored spores form in the center when wet
- Cantaloupe is very susceptible and entire vines may wilt due to vine infections
- Leaf spots are dry reddish brown, somewhat circular and can grow to ½” across
- In watermelon leaf spots are dark brown, almost black and smaller
- Sunken elongated reddish brown lesions form on vines, and may exude a gummy fluid
- Commonly appears mid to late season
- Also common pumpkin and cucumber
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- Cucumber, summer squash, zucchini, & pumpkin have sunken fruit spots are covered with greenish black velvety fungal growth
- Winter squash have raised corky areas around fruit infections, internal rot varies depending on resistance of variety
- Irregular gray leaf spot with a yellow halo
- Center of leaf spot falls out, leaves look shot holed or ragged
- Watermelon is very resistant
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Squash mosaic, cucumber mosaic, watermelon mosaic
- Fruit may have unusual color patterns, blotches or rings but are not rotten
- Fruit are often deformed and distorted
- Irregular, blotchy to wavy patterns of yellows and greens on leaves
- Plants may be stunted
- Leaves may be distorted (sometimes fern-like), wrinkled, and curled
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Angular Leaf Spot
Pseudomonas syringae pv. Lachrymans
- Water soaked to tan small circular spots on fruit
- Leaves develop small, angular, brown or straw-colored spots with a yellow halo
- Leaf spots dry and drop out, leaving irregularly shaped holes in the leaves
- Sticky drops of whitish liquid for on the underside of the leaf when wet, dry to a crust when dry
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- Fruit may be blotchy or have sunscald
- Initially pale yellow spots develop on the oldest leaves
- White to gray powdery felt in spots, blotches or complete covering of leaves
- Lesions develop on underside of leaves, or on shaded leaves first
- Older leaves infected first
- Severe infection can cause leaves and vines to wither and die
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- Fruit develop soft, water-soaked lesions which expand to large sections of the fruit
- Infected fruit are soft, easily punctured and often collapse
- Infected fruit are covered with white fungal growth
- Large irregular brown spots on leaves
- Stem and leaf petiole lesions are light to dark brown, water soaked and irregular
- The entire plant may collapse if root and crown rot occurs
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