Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits – Quick Facts (PPFS-VG-11 QF)

Bacterial wilt is a common, often destructive, disease of cucurbits. This disease can cause nearly complete losses of a planting before the first harvest. Bacterial wilt primarily affects cucumber and muskmelon (cantaloupe). While squash and pumpkin are also susceptible, the damage to these hosts is usually less severe.

Quick Facts guide for this disease has recently been revised to include updated chemical control options.

Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits – Quick Facts (PPFS-VG-11 QF) is available online.

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By Cheryl Kaiser, Plant Pathology Extension Support and Emily Pfeufer, Plant Pathology Extension Specialist



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