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Species Cucumis sativus
Crop Cucumber
Pest Scientific Name Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
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Type Fungus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 5-20, 5-64, 5-85, 5-204
Remarks In general, the fungus is soilborne and disease caused by Sclerotinia is of minor importance on cucurbits. If seen, it is most commonly on squash and pumpkin. Cucumber is can be an occasional host. No references found indicating seed as a pathway for S. sclerotiorum in cucumber. A very common soilborne pathogen with a great diversity of host plants. The normal harvesting (avoiding infected fruit), cleaning and sanitization of cucumber seed would reduce the threat of the fungus being associated with the seed. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of S. sclerotiorum on cucumber seed. </strong>
Detection Is there a seed test?
If yes, type of test
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
If yes, what type(s)
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