University of Maryland Extension

Virus Transmission by Striped Cucumber Beetle in Pumpkins

Dr. Gerald Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist
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 infections in pumpkins, aphid and beetle studies, aphid transmission of viruses, beetle transmission of viruses, and recommendations.

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