Group Title: Press bulletin
Title: Cantaloupe blight
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Title: Cantaloupe blight
Series Title: Press bulletin
Physical Description: 2 p. : ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Hume, H. Harold ( Hardrada Harold ), 1875-1965
University of Florida -- Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher: University of Florida, Agricultural Experiment Station
Place of Publication: Gainesville Florida
Publication Date: 1902
Subject: Muskmelon -- Diseases and pests -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: by H. Harold Hume.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "Feb. 15th, 1902."
General Note: At head of title: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Horticulture and Botany.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090455
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 79904392

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Press Bulletin No. 18.


Experiment Station.


Horticulture and Botany.

(BY H. IlAloi IIH.u.].)
The intalouptl blight produced by a fungus, a spe-
cies of Macrosporium, caused considerable dinmage to the
cantaloupe crop in Florida last year. )During thei ncxt
few weeks a very considerable acretge of this crop will be
planted in the State. Growers altre warned to be on the
lookout for this disease. Fortunately it can be easily
controlled if measures to check it are taken in time. The
disease is characterized as follows: The leaves when first
affected show diseased areas in the form of minute yel-
lowish specks. As the disease progresses the areas become
larger attaining a size varying from one-fourth to one-
half inch in diameter, sometimes separate from one an-
other but frequently running together and forming dis-
eased spots of considerable extent. Leaves which have
been diseased for sometime will he found to be very much
spotted, and when the spots become old they drop out

Feb. 15tft, 1902.

leaving the leaf punctured and broken. Usually the dis.
ease escapes notice until it has worked considerable dam.
age. The quality of the fruit is not so good on diseased
vines and thereis a very material shortage in the crop.
The disease may be held in check by spraying with
Bordeaux mixture, directions for the making of which
were given in Press Bulletin No. 1. When the disease is
noticed the vines should be sprayed. If the disease makes
its appearance again, as it will certainly do, the field
should be sprayed again and so on at intervals of from
one to two weeks. From three to six sprayings will be
sufficient. It pays to spray. If any growers are in doubt
as to what is the matter with their vines I should be
pleased to have them forward specimens to the Depart-
ment for examination.
P State, paFpers please copy or notice.

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