Bacterial Wilt (Cucurbits)

Quick Intro

Physical Description

 

Species & Taxonomy

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  • Genus Species: Erwinia tracheiphila (only in cucurbits)

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

  • Cucumbers
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Melons (not watermelons, though)

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Flowers

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Fruit

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 

Treatment

Prevention & Control

 

Cultural Controls:

Habitat:

Temperature & Humidity:

 

Mulching & Cultivation Practices:

Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

Insects:

Animals:

Reptiles:

Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

Sources:

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