Vine Crops Disorder: Bacterial Wilt

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Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson
Revised:  4/2/2012
Item number:  A3272

Bacterial wilt, caused by Erwinia tracheiphila, is a destructive vascular disorder spread by cucumber beetles that primarily affects cucumbers and muskmelon. Pumpkins and squash may also be affected, but the damage is not as severe. Watermelon appears not to be affected.

 Find out how to spot, prevent, and control bacterial wilt in your home garden.

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