Photo 1. Cucurbit wet rot, Choanephora cucurbitarum, on fruit of squash near the soil surface. The fungus is forming dark spores giving the fruit a "hairy" look.
Photo 6. Cucurbit wet rot, Choanephora cucurbitarum, on capsicum. Possibly, the wet rot has followed damage caused by anthracnose or sunscald.
Cucurbit wet rot, Choanephora fruit rot, Choanephora blossom blight
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson and Mani Mua
Information from Gerlach WWP (1988) Plant diseases of Western Samoa. Samoan German Crop Protection Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) Gmbh, Germany. Photo 1 Gerald Holmes, Valent USA Corporation, Bugwood.org. Photos 2-5 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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