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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 4:12-13 (article 11) 1981

Leaf Miner Resistant Muskmelon Breeding Lines

Joseph D. Norton

Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

A severe infestation of leaf miners at the Horticulture Farm, E.V. Smith Research Center led to the discovery of high levels of resistance to leaf miners in certain muskmelon breeding lines during the 1978 growing season. The severe infestation of leaf miners was attributed to the use of Methomyl in the weekly spray program.

Breeding lines which were selected for resistance to leaf miners in 1978 exhibited high levels of resistance during the 1979 and 1980 growing seasons.

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