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Species Cucumis sativus
Crop Cucumber
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 5-20, 5-78, 5-79, 5-184
Remarks Seed is a known pathway for Didymella bryoniae in cucumber 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 5-1, 5-73
Remarks A seed test using a blotter method is commercially available.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? Yes
If yes, what type(s) Chemical (seed coating)
Main literature references 5-77
Remarks Seed treatment with fungicides is effective against the fungus.

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