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Postharvest Treatment for Control of Stem-Scar, Rind, and Decay Fungi on Cantaloup. W. W. Carter, Research Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weslaco, Texas 78596. Plant Dis. 65:815-816. Accepted for publication 10 February 1981. 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, 1981. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-815.

Imazalil (R-23979) at 24 and 57 C and sodium dimethyl dithiocarbamate at 57 C were effective in controlling surface and stem-scar fungi and decay by Fusarium and Diaporthe on cantaloup. Concentration and temperature of solution had little or no effect on the efficacy of imazalil. Hot water (57 C) alone and chlorine were not effective in controlling surface and decay fungi. Vein tract and suture browning of fruits was not objectionable in any treatment.