Funky Watermelon Leaves. Can I save the plant or watermelons?

KylewaterAugust 6, 2014

All of the sudden my watermelon plant leaves (mainly the bottom/oldest 35%) have been turning yellow with brown spots. Some also have white (non-powdery) funk going on like in the photo.

I have 4 sugar baby watermelons that I am waiting to ripen and hopefully save. I don't know if I can save them though or the plant.

Does this look like a fungal infection? Should I buy a fungicide?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

That looks a little like spider mites. Are there very small insects on the under side? It could just be lack of fertilizer and aging leaves.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 3:51PM
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rayrose(8)

Those look like aging leaves and shouldn't effect your melons.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 5:24PM
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