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Methods for Inoculating Muskmelon with Erwinia tracheiphila. G. L. Reed, Research Entomologist, Fruit and Vegetable Insects Research, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vincennes, IN 47591, and Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. W. R. Stevenson, Associate Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette. Plant Dis. 66:778-780. Accepted for publication 30 December 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, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-778.

Inoculation of muskmelon seedlings with Erwinia tracheiphila using a 15-pin dispenser with reservoir was superior to other methods because of ease of manipulation, speed of operation, distribution of inoculum, and transmission rate on susceptible seedlings.

Keyword(s): bacterial wilt, Cucumis melo, resistance.