Farm

Muscatine Island Farm

Extension Number

RFR A9021

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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