Jackson Experiencing Gummy Stem Blight, Too
Courtesy Extension Agent - Agriculture
Issue/Alert Affecting Crop: Gummy Stem Blight has shown up in Jackson County watermelon fields, also. The condition was confired through the Distance Diagnostic and Identification System (DDIS). DDIS provides a collaboration and communication tool for first detectors, extension specialists and diagnosticians to share information on plant insects and diseases. Additionally, the heat has been rough on the watermelon crop. It results in irregular ripening and loss of quality in some varieties.
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