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Watermelon seedlings affected by cool, wet weather

Andy Shirley of Mitchell County in southwest Georgia reported today on his blog that watermelon seedlings are having a hard time developing due to the presence of Pythium, a fungal pathogen that is affecting the roots. He says that they used to see more of it when seeds were directly sown, but now that they use transplants it is occurring less often.  He blames the recent cool and wet weather in that part of the state for the problem but says it can be easily treated.  You can read his blog post and see some pictures here.

watermelon transplants