Horticulture Research Station
Authors: Nick Flax (Iowa State University) , Jean C. Batzer (Iowa State University) , Mark L. Gleason (Iowa State University)
Perimeter trap cropping (PTC) involves planting one or more rows of a cucurbit crop that is highly attractive to cucumber beetles around the border of a main cucurbit cash crop that is less attractive to the beetles. Cucumber beetles attempting to migrate into the field are concentrated in the relatively more attractive border crop, where they can be controlled by insecticides.
Keywords: Plant Pathology and Microbiology
How to Cite: Flax, N. , Batzer, J. C. & Gleason, M. L. (2015) “Controlling Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon with Perimeter Trap Cropping”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2014(1).