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Species Cucumis melo
Crop Melon
Pest Scientific Name Xanthomonas campestris pv. cucurbitae
Additional Info
Complementary Info Synonym: Xanthomonas cucurbitae
Type Bacterium
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Not a host
Main literature references 4-32, 4-34, 4-59, 4-60, 4-80, 4-82
Remarks No references found indicating melon is a host of X. campestris pv. cucurbitae. The bacterium is the causal agent of bacterial leaf spot on pumpkin and squash and seed can be a pathway on those cucurbits. In one report, direct inoculations showed that melon was not susceptible. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of X. campestris pv. cucurbitae on melon seed. </strong>
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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