Cucurbit crops, especially muskmelon and cucumber, attract cucumber beetles, which spread bacterial wilt, causing major crop losses. Striped and spotted cucumber beetles are the only reported insects that transmit bacterial wilt, caused by the bacteria Erwinia trachephila. High beetle densities are associated with high bacterial wilt incidence, which usually occurs during the first stages of plant establishment.
Keywords: RFR A9021, Plant Pathology
How to Cite:
Saalau Rojas E. & Batzer J. C. & Gleason M. L., (2010) “Effects of Extended-duration Row Covers on Muskmelons”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2009(1).