Diseases of cucurbit vegetables


Cucurbit vegetables include cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, squash, watermelons, cantaloupes, bitter melons, gourds, and hairy melons.

Cucurbits are warm weather crops which are grown in most frost free areas of Australia. Wherever cucurbits are grown diseases can cause damage.

This Primefact covers common cucurbit diseases caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses. Photographs and details of the cause, symptoms, source of infection, favourable conditions and control of the disease are outlined in the Primefact.


Primefact 832 First Edition

Published: Jul 2009