Horticulture Research Station

Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon

Authors: Jean C. Batzer (Iowa State University) , Mark L. Gleason (Iowa State University)

  • Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon

    Horticulture Research Station

    Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon

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Abstract

Cucurbit crops, especially muskmelon and cucumber, attract cucumber beetles, which vector Erwinia tracheiphila, the causal agent of bacterial wilt. High numbers of overwintering beetles, which often lead to high bacterial wilt incidence, usually occur during the first stages of plant establishment. Growers of organic muskmelon need effective ways to manage the cucumber beetle/bacterial wilt complex, particularly during the highestrisk period early in the season.

Keywords: RFR A1227, Plant Pathology and Microbiology

How to Cite:

Batzer, J. C. & Gleason, M. L., (2013) “Organic Practices for the Production of Muskmelon”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2012(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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