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Mildew affecting watermelon crops in SC


START SERVING THE COMMUNITY. ISOLATED REPORTS OF DOWNY MILDEW COMING ACROSS THE LOWCOUNTRY. THE DISEASE SERIOUSLY AFFECTS VINE CROPS LIKE PUMPKINS, SQUASH, CUCUMBERS AND WATERMELON. EXPERTS SAY ONCE THE CROPS ARE INFECTED BY THE AIRBORNE SPORES, NOT MUCH CAN BE DONE. THE ORGANISM IS ACTUALLY FEEDING ON THE LEAF. AS IT TAKES NUTRIENTS OUT OF THE LEAF, THE LEAF TURNS YELLOW AND THEN AS THE DISEASE PROGRESSES, THOSE YELLOW SPOTS TURN BROWN. RECENT HEAT AND DRY WEATHER

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