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UNKNOWN DISEASE 2002 SEASON WIPED OUT ALL PLANTS

A yellowing of the main vine leaves slowly spread its death through the plant. Stunting and yellowing the Leaves. Several other cases were reported around North America. Possibilities: High pH cut off Iron supply, low pH cut off food supply, soil born disease, Root Nematodes. pH came in low (6.6) at mound but high (6.8 - 7.0)in the rest of the patch.

Approach for 2003
Added Ironite
BioGrow Endo Plus in Mound Area
Added Lime in Mound Area

To date all efforts have failed; I've temporarily retired from Pumpkin Growing to let the disease die off.  Comments welcome.

Below are pictures of the disease.

Marv's Patch The Beginning

 

Close Up On One Of My Plant Leaves

 

Close Up Of Bad Leaf Set Inside a Good One

 

 
   
 

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