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Winter Squash and Pumpkins > Seedling > Collapsed seedling

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Damping off
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia sp., and Fusarium spp.

  • Seed may rot in soil
  • Leaves & stem appear discolored, water soaked
  • Seedling may tip over at soil line
  • Cobweb-like or cotton-like fungal growth on seedlings or potting mix
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Phytophthora Blight
Phytophthora capsici

  • 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
  • Large irregular brown spots on leaves
  • 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
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