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.