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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 cucumbers because of the introduction and use of scab-resistant varieties.

Read this helpful fact sheet to better spot, prevent, and control scab in your garden.

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