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Incidence and Control of Myrothecium roridum on Cantaloup in Relation to Time of Fungicide Application. W. W. Carter, Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Subtropical Fruit and Vegetable Research, Weslaco, TX 78596. Plant Dis. 64:872-874. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1980. DOI: 10.1094/PD-64-872.

A mixture of benomyl and zinc ion-maneb complex significantly controlled Myrothecium roridum on cantaloup leaves and stems. No relationship was found among rainfall, time of fungicide application, and incidence of M. roridum. Primary infection by the fungus apparently occurred immediately before first bloom, because a single application at the onset of flowering controlled the disease. Significant differences in virulence were found among individual isolates, but not among leaf, stem, and fruit groups of isolates.