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- Shapiro, Lori R., et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Plant disease 2015 v.99 no.5 pp. 564-574
- Coleoptera; Cucurbitaceae; Erwinia tracheiphila; bacteria; bacterial wilt; crop production; cucumbers; cultivars; disease control; ecology; epidemiology; insecticides; muskmelons; pathogens; squashes; Northeastern United States
- ... Bacterial wilt threatens cucurbit crop production in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. The pathogen, Erwinia tracheiphila, is a xylem-limited bacterium that affects most commercially important cucurbit species, including muskmelon, cucumber, and squash. Bacterial wilt is transmitted and overwintered by striped and spotted cucumber beetles. Since there are few commercially available re ...