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Melcast


Control of anthracnose of muskmelon with fungicide sprays timed according to the Melcast warning system

Introduction

Melcast is a disease-warning system that uses hourly leaf wetness and temperature data to help melon growers schedule fungicide applications for managing fungal diseases. Melcast translates hourly temperature and leaf wetness duration data into environmental favorability index (EFI) values. Fungicide applications are advised at intervals defined by epidemiological time (EFI values) rather than by chronological time (days or weeks).

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