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Observations on the distribution of the pathogenMonosporascus eutypoides as related to soil temperature and fertigation

  • J. Krikun


The possible role of rising soil temperatures and of fertigation in predisposing melon(Cucumis melo) and watermelon(Citrullus vulgaris) to the, thermophilic ascomyceteMonosporascus eutypoides is evaluated. Emphasis is placed on the possible involvement of advanced cultivation practices in changing plant environment and morphology. The geographical range of the organism in Israel is described. kg]Key Words: Cucumis melo; Citrullus vulgaris; Monosporascus eutypoides; soil temperature; fertigation; plastic mulch; tunnels; shoot:root ratio; water stress.


Water Stress Soil Temperature Melon Arava Methyl Bromide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Krikun
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  1. 1.Dept. of Plant PathologyARO, Gilat Experiment Station, Mobile Post NegevIsrael

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