Inspect Watermelon and Cantaloupe Transplants, New Bacterial Fruit Blotch Factsheet

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist; gcjohn@udel.edu

As watermelon and cantaloupe transplanting continues on Delmarva, growers are reminded to inspect plants before they are transplanted into the field for signs of disease including Bacterial Fruit Blotch, Gummy Stem Blight, and Angular Leaf Spot.

Kate Everts and Gordon Johnson have put together a new factsheet on Bacterial Fruit Blotch, which will be of interest to watermelon growers. It is available online here: http://agdev.anr.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/BacterialFruitBlotchFactsheet.pdf

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