In young melon, cucumber and watermelon plants: damping-off, stem collapse and death may occur. In older plants: yellowing, stunting, wilting and death. The disease occurs wherever cucurbits are grown.
Use a biofungicide as a soil drench on newly sown seeds, transplants and established plants. Do not allow soil to thoroughly dry out. We recommend Root Guardian™ Biofungicide for Soilborne Diseases. Maintaining soil pH at 6.5 to 7.0 helps. Test soil pH; if it is too acid, use Quik-Cal™ Pelletized Calcium to raise pH.
Quik-Cal™ Pelletized Calcium
The most efficient-acting calcium to prevent bitter pit in apples and blossom-end rot in tomatoes! Quik-Cal™ quickly supplies new growth and fruit with calcium. Apply 2 oz. at planting, or 2 lbs. around dripline of established trees.
Root Guardian™ Biofungicide
Looking to prevent fungal soilborne disease as well? Root Guardian has your seedlings' back! Designed for application to seeds, plant roots and soil during planting, Root Guardian protects roots from fungal diseases for up to 3 months, and...