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COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, LEXINGTON, KY, 40546 ID-91 An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cucurbit Crops in Kentucky Agriculture and Natural Resources • Family and Consumer Sciences • 4-H Youth Development • Community and Leadership Development EXTENSION An IPM Scouting Guide for Common Problems of Cucurbit Crops in Kentucky This manual is the result of efforts of the University of Kentucky Vegetable IPM team. Funding for this publication is from the University of Kentucky Pest Management Program. UK Vegetable IPM Team Kenny Seebold, Extension Plant Pathologist Timothy Coolong, Terry Jones, and John Strang, Extension Horticulturists Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist Cheryl Kaiser, Editor Cover: Powdery mildew (on the foliage) and potyvirus complex symptoms (on the fruit) on pumpkin. Kenny Seebold Contents 4... Physiological and Nutritional Disorders Photo Credits Many of the images in this manual came from L ong before the term “sustainable” became a household word, farmers were implement- ing sustainable practices in the form of integrat- the personal collections of members of the UK ed pest management (IPM) strategies. IPM uses 8... Insect Pests Vegetable IPM Team. However, in some instanc- a combination of biological, cultural, physical, 12... Diseases es images were provided by outside sourc- and chemical methods to reduce and/or manage es. Credits for those images are listed below by pest populations. These strategies are used to 21... Chemical Injuries owner, affiliation, and image number. minimize environmental risks, costs, and health hazards. Pests are managed to reduce their neg- Clemson University ative impact on the crop, although pests are USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series rarely eliminated. Bugwood.org—1, 39 Essential to the IPM approach is scouting and Colorado State University Acknowledgements monitoring of diseases, insects, weeds, and abi- Howard Schwartz, Bugwood.org—32b otic disorders in order to identify potential prob- The authors gratefully acknowledge the Oregon State University lems before they result in serious losses. The key following reviewers: Cynthia Ocamb—28 to effective monitoring is accurate identification. This guide covers the more common abiotic and John Hartman, Paul Vincelli, Paul Bachi, University of Georgia biotic problems that occur on cucurbits (Cucur- Julie Beale—University of Kentucky David Langston, Bugwood.org—4, 6, 10, 32a, bitaceae family) in Kentucky. This plant group, David Langston—University of Georgia 40a, 46, 48 also referred to as

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