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Trapping and Other Strategies for Cucumber Beetle Management

Authors: Mark L. Gleason (Iowa State University) , Sara Jane Helland (Iowa State University) , Bernard J. Havlovic (Iowa State University)

  • Trapping and Other Strategies for Cucumber Beetle Management

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    Trapping and Other Strategies for Cucumber Beetle Management

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Abstract

Spotted and striped cucumber beetles vector a bacterium that causes wilt in cucurbits (plants in the gourd family). These beetles are the major pest of muskmelons in Iowa. We investigated the success of a prototype Trecé brand trap and bait system, soon to be OMRI-approved (Organic Materials Review Institute), that chemically lures beetles to insecticide-treated bait inside a trap some distance away from the muskmelon crop. We also tested the success of Reemay fabric row covers, clear slitted plastic row covers, and BioYield seed treatment. BioYield is a seed inoculant that includes a variety of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria.

Keywords: Plant Pathology

How to Cite:

Gleason, M. L., Helland, S. J. & Havlovic, B. J., (2003) “Trapping and Other Strategies for Cucumber Beetle Management”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2002(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
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