Cucumber Beetles

K.A. Delahaut Revised:  3/26/2012 Item number:  A3751-E Spotted and striped cucumber beetles damage vine crops like cucumbers, squash, watermelons, muskmelons, and pumpkins. This fact sheet details the insect’s life cycle, the destruction it causes, and various means of effective control (2 pages). Download Article

Potato Leafhopper

K.A. Delahaut Revised:  3/26/2012 Item number:  A3723-E In Wisconsin, the potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a serious annual pest of snap beans and potatoes. Damage caused by leafhoppers includes stunted plants, brown leaves, and reduced plant vigor. A wide range of plants serve as hosts for the potato leafhopper, including alfalfa, apples, all types of […]

Squash Vine Borer

K.A. Delahaut Revised:  3/26/2012 Item number:  A3756-E The squash vine borer is an annual pest of pumpkins and squash. Winter squash are especially vulnerable. This fact sheet describes the insect’s life cycle, the damage it causes, and various effective means of control.   Click on links to find this publication.    

Vegetable Leafminers

K.A. Delahaut Revised:  1/24/2001 Item number:  A3754-E Leafminers are the larval stage of flies, moths, sawflies, and beetles that often cause damage to leafy edible plants such as spinach and chard. This fact sheet focuses on the serpentine leafminer, the vegetable leafminer, and the spinach leafminer and details their life cycles, the destruction they can […]

Controlling Deer Damage in Wisconsin

Scott Craven, Scott Hygnstrom, Philip Peterson Revised:  1/24/2001 Item number:  G3083 Illustrates numerous methods for protecting crops and other property from deer. Offers designs for deer fences and other constructions, along with a list of repellents and scare devices (8 pages). Download Article

Raccoon Ecology and Damage Management

Author(s): Scott Craven, David Drake In this, the fifth publication in the “Living With Wildlife in Wisconsin” series, the authors describe the life, habits, and habitat of the raccoon, that clever creature whose versatility and energy can make him both entertaining and troublesome. The authors describe the economic and ecological benefits provided by raccoons. They […]

Chipmunk and Ground Squirrel Ecology and Damage Management

Author(s): David Drake, Carolin Tappe, Ryan Klausch, Jason Suckow In the 11th publication of the Living with Wildlife series, authors describe the life, habits, and habitat of chipmunks and ground squirrels as well as nonlethal and lethal ways of mitigating the damage they cause (4 pages; 2013). Download Article

Vine Crops Disorder: Scab

Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson Revised:  10/24/2011 Item number:  A3282 Scab, also called gummosis, is one of the most important diseases affecting vine crops. In cool moist environments, scab can be a yield- limiting disease. While the pathogen infects a broad range of vine crops including pumpkins, squash, and melons, it is rarely a problem on […]

Vine Crops Disorder: Powdery Mildew

Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson Revised:  10/24/2011 Item number:  A3805 Powdery mildew is a foliar disease that occurs late in the season on cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, and squash. It is less common on watermelon. On susceptible crops, this disease is often severe enough to significantly reduce yields by reducing the number and size of fruit. […]

Vine Crops Disorder: Anthracnose

Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson Revised:  10/24/2011 Item number:  A3279 Anthracnose is a destructive fungal disease of the foliage, stems, and fruit of cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, and watermelons. Find out how to spot, prevent, and control this disorder in your garden. Click on links to read this publication.   Download Article

Vine Crops Disorder: Angular Leaf Spot

Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson Revised:  10/24/2011 Item number:  A3801 Angular leaf spot is a bacterial disease that can be economically damaging to cucumbers, honeydew melon, and zucchini squash grown in Wisconsin. The bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans infects leaves, stems, and fruit. Read this fact sheet to find out how to spot, prevent, and control […]

Vine Crops Disease: Phytophthora Blight

Vine Crops Disease: Phytophthora Blight Revised:  10/24/2011 Item number:  A3834 Phytophthora blight is a fungal disease capable of completely destroying zucchini, pumpkin, summer squash, and watermelon fields and seriously damaging other vine crops. This fact sheet describes the symptoms and effects, disease cycle, and control methods. Click on links to read this publication.   Download […]

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