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Virus Transmission by Striped Cucumber Beetle in Pumpkins

Potyvirus on pumpkin plant
Growers in the mid-Atlantic have been complaining about early season (late June early July) virus infections of their cucurbit crops, most notably pumpkins, squash and cucumbers and much less in watermelon and cantaloupe. The presentation below discusses field problems of early season virus...

Unusual Virus Found in Maryland Pumpkin Field

Potyvirus infection in pumpkin
August 2013 Last week I was in a pumpkin field that had foliar symptoms of a Potyvirus (Fig. 1), but also had some other strange foliar symptoms (Fig. 2). Foliar samples were sent off to Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN) for virus testing. All samples tested positive for a potyvirus (most likely watermelon...
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