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Members of the cucurbit family are well adapted to Nebraska's weather conditions and are grown in both gardens and commercial fields. Cucurbits include cucumbers, squash, melons, gourds, gherkin, vegetable marrow, and pumpkins. They are susceptible to varying degrees to diseases caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses. Accurate disease diagnosis is an essential part of crop management and can help growers attain maximum yields.
This extension circular explains these diseases of cucurbits and how to control them.