Muscatine Island Farm
Row covers are an effective tool in protecting muskmelons from early season frosts, wind damage, fungal diseases, and cucumber beetles, which transmit bacterial wilt caused by Erwinia tracheiphila.
Iowa State University
Torres, Zachary; Batzer, Jean C.; and Gleason, Mark L., "Scaling-up Row Covers for Management of Bacterial Wilt of Muskmelon" (2013). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1927.