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.
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Flax, Nick; Batzer, Jean; and Gleason, Mark, "Controlling Bacterial Wilt in Muskmelon with Perimeter Trap Cropping" (2015). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 2159.