On-farm Assessment of Melon and Cucumber Seedstocks for Downy Mildew and Bacterial Wilt

Photo of bacterial wilt in a muskmelon plant

Edmund Frost, Common Wealth Seed Growers

Farmers throughout the Eastern U.S. cite Bacterial Wilt and Downy Mildew as key limiting disease issues for melon and cucumber production.

Impact: New resistant varieties that have the potential to make management easier, decrease losses, and extend the harvest period.