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Species Cucumis melo
Crop Melon
Pest Scientific Name Didymella bryoniae
Additional Info
Complementary Info Synonym: Mycosphaerella melonis, Anamorph: Phoma cucurbitacearum
Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Yes
Main literature references 4-32, 4-60, 4-138, 4-155
Remarks Seed is a known pathway for Didymella bryoniae in melon and the recommended management strategy is to evaluate seed productions by field inspection or seed testing of a representative sample of each seed lot.
Detection Is there a seed test? Yes
If yes, type of test Incubation
Main literature references 4-123, 4-127, 4-156, 4-157
Remarks Agar or blotter methods described. A DNA method described but not validated.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? Yes
If yes, what type(s) Chemical (seed coating)
Main literature references 4-22
Remarks Seed treatment with fungicides is effective against the fungus.

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