Induced resistance in melon plants against Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis caused by a nonpathogenic isolate of the same formae specialis.

Melon 'Charentais T' susceptible to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (Fom) race 1.2 was pre-inoculated, as a resistance inducer agent, with a nonpathogenic isolate of Fom. The biocontrol agent was only effective when it was applied one or two days before a challenge inoculation with the pathogen. Simultaneous inoculation did not provide any durable… CONTINUE READING