By Mike Matheron, UA Extension Plant Pathologist A disease which can occur in desert melon production fields is Fusarium wilt. Symptoms of the disease on melons are similar to Fusarium wilt diseases on other plants, including initial yellowing and wilting on one side of the plant or on one runner, followed by runner collapse. Internal discoloration of the xylem tissue at the base of the plant can be present as well. As the disease progresses, other runners will show symptoms and ...

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