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Use this book to identify, control, and prevent diseases and disorders of melons, watermelons, squash, cucumbers, and other cucurbits.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Cucurbit Diseases; Infectious Disorders; Noninfectious Disorders; Botany and Culture; Seed Production; Cultural Practices

Part 1: Infectious Diseases

Fungal Diseases of Subterranean Parts; Acremonium Hypocotyl Rot; Charcoal Rot; Fusarium Wilts; Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon; Fusarium Wilt of Melon; Fusarium Wilt of Cucumber; Fusarium Crown and Foot Rot of Squash; Other Wilt Diseases Caused by Fusarium spp.; Lasiodiplodia Vine Decline (See Lasiodiplodia Fruit Rot); Monosporascus Root; Rot and Vine Decline; Phomopsis Black Root Rot of Cucumber; Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot; Pink Root; Pythium and Phytophthora Damping-off and Root Rot; Verticillium Wilt; Fungal Diseases of Aerial Parts; Alternaria Leaf Blight; Alternaria Leaf Spot; Anthracnose; Cercospora Leaf Spot; Downy Mildew; Gummy Stem Blight; Microdochium Blight; Myrothecium Leaf Spot (See Crater Rot; Net Spot; Powdery Mildew; Scab; Septoria Leaf Spot; Target Leaf Spot; Ulocladium Leaf Spot

Diseases Caused by Bacteria; Angular Leaf Spot; Bacterial Fruit Blotch; Bacterial Leaf Spot; Bacterial Blind Necrosis; Bacterial Wilt; Phytoplasmas; Aster Yellows

Diseases Caused by Viruses; Cucumber Mosaic; Lettuce Infectious Yellows; Papaya Ringspot-Type W; Squash Leaf Curl; Squash Mosaic; Tobacco Ringspot; Tomato Ringspot; Watermelon Mosaic; Zucchini Yellow Mosaic; Minor Virus and Viroid Diseases: Pre- and Postharvest Fruit Rots; Alternaria Rot; Bacterial Brown Spot; Bacterial Soft Spot; Belly Rot; Black Rot; Blue Mold; Choanephora Fruit Rot; Crater Rot; Fusarium Rot; Lasiodiplodia Fruit Rot; Phomopsis Black Rot and Purple Stem; Phytophthora Fruit Rot; Pythium Cottony Leak; Red Rot; Rhizopus Soft Rot; Sclerotinia Rot; Southern Blight

Diseases Caused by Nematodes; Root-Knot Nematodes; Reniform Nematode; Other Nematodes; Parasitic Seed Plants: Dodder

Part 2: Noninfectious Disorders

Nutritional Disorders; Herbicide Injury; Air Pollution; Physiological Disorders; Bitter Fruit; Measles; Moisture Stress; Pollination Problems; Temperature Stress; Damage Caused by Arthropods: Mites; Damage Caused by Arthropods: Insects; Aphids; Leafminers; Thrips; Whiteflies; Pickleworm; Squash Bug; Squash Vine Borer; Striped Cucumber Beetle

Part 3: Diseases of Undetermined Etiology;

Crown Blight

Part 4: Postharvest Handling

Part 5: Field Identification of Selected Cucurbit Diseases Using a Hand Lens

Glossary; Index

Spanish version available.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1996
  • Publisher: American Phytopathological Society
  • ISBN-10: 0890542074
  • ISBN-13: 9780890542071
  • Dewey Decimal: 635.61
  • ECHO Library: 635.61 ZIT