Water Soaking

Pest/Disease: Water Soaking (caused by different bacteria)

Pest Type: Infectious disease, bateria

Major Identifying Features: Spots on plant tissue look like drops of water or water soaked, water accumulation in tissues are a direct result of bacterial attack and leads to soft rots of plant tissues, water soaking is a very common symptom of many bacterial diseases and develops early in the development of bacterial diseases

Life Cycle: N/A

Pest Rating: Moderate

Management Rating: Moderate

Host/Season/Outbreak Information: Outbreak occurs most likely in warm, humid, and rainy environments, plant parts that touch the soil are more susceptible such as cucumber, squash, watermelons, melons, lettuce, etc.

Damage Information: Growth of a plant can become stunted, fruit can spoil and are not edible after infestation

Management Options: Cultural control by proper irrigation methods

Sources:

http://www.erec.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-pathology

 

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