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Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Muskmelon and Squash—Year 3

Authors: Hayley Nelson (Iowa State University) , Mark Gleason (Iowa State University)

  • Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Muskmelon and Squash—Year 3

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    Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Muskmelon and Squash—Year 3

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Abstract

Three key pests make organic production of muskmelon and squash extremely difficult in Iowa. Striped and spotted cucumber beetles kill squash and melon seedlings from feeding damage, as does vector bacterial wilt in muskmelon. Squash bug causes feeding damage in squash and vectors cucurbit yellow vine disease. Squash vine borer kills squash when larvae destructively burrow through stems.

How to Cite:

Nelson, H. & Gleason, M., (2019) “Improving Row Cover Systems for Organic Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Muskmelon and Squash—Year 3”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).

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Published on
26 Apr 2019