Causal Agent: 

Abiotic (Physiological disorder)

Characteristic Symptoms:

Drooping of leaves, reversible wilting of plants, small and soft fruits are usually observed on melon suffering from soil moisture stress.

Conditions for Disease Development
Drought injury is more common in light, sandy soils with low moisture-retention capacity.
Management and Control:
Incorporate organic matter to improve moisture retention.


Cucurbit Disease Field Guide. A disease reference guide for cucumber, melon, squash and watermelon.Seminis pp104.

Compendium of Cucurbit Diseases (2010) by The American Phytopathological Society

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