Cucurbit virus disease management resources for growers

USDA-ARS plant pathologist, Bill Wintermantel, collaborated with plant scientists in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to provide resources and information about cucurbit viruses for cucurbit producers.

” In cucurbit crops, most of the viruses known to cause economically important diseases are transmitted by insects, and many induce foliar yellowing symptoms. “

Learn about virus diseases in watermelon and other cucurbit crops from Dr. Bill Wintermantel (USDA-ARS). The presentation will focus on whitefly-transmitted and yellowing viruses in cucurbits and includes a discussion on current research aimed to determine the presence of these viruses in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This presentation was given as a webinar hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service on May 13, 2020.

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