Row Cover

A Row Cover and Low-risk Insecticide Strategy for Cucumber Beetle Management


Spotted and striped cucumber beetles transmit a bacterium that causes wilt in cucurbit crops. They are the major pest of muskmelons in Iowa. We investigated the success of spun-cotton Reemay row covers and several reduced-risk insecticides for management of cucumber beetles and bacterial wilt.

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