CAUSAL ORGANISM OF SQUARSH (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne) WILT

Hennilia Sanz Briso-Montiano1

Phytophthora citriphthora wa found to be one of the fungus responsible for squash wilt. Pathogenicity tests were made, the morphology of the fungus was studied and the cardinal temperatures were checked, as a method for determining the specie.

1Ing. Agr., Programa Hortalizas, Estación Experimental La Platina, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), Casilla 5427, Santiago, Chile.