Publication - Cucumber Diseases

Titre en anglais
Cucumber Diseases
Numéro de publication
1684E
Année de publication
1980
Auteur(s)
Organisation
Sujet(s)
Type
Livre
Coût
Publication gratuite
Langue
Anglais
Aussi disponible en :
État
Disponible
Pages
1-49
ISBN
0-662-19867-0
Sommaire en anglais
Field and greenhouse cucumbers are an important vegetable in the Canadian horticultural industry. About 65000 t of field cucumbers and 2.6 million dozen greenhouse cucumbers are produced annually in Canada. These crops are worth about $16.4 million and 26 million, respectively. Nevertheless, Canada must still import about $2 million worth of cucumbers for processing each year. Cucumbers grown for the production and processing industries are seriously affected by several diseases. For example, powdery mildew and scab can cause losses of 45 percent in field cucumbers, and scab reduces both quality and shelf life. Although an accurate estimate is difficult to obtain, the annual crop loss is probably between 20 and 30 percent. In addition, the diseases that affect cucumbers also affect other crops in the cucurbit family, such as the various melons, squashes, gourds, and pumpkins. A healthy high-quality crop can be produced only from cucumber plants that are free of disease. This publication will help the grower to recognize, prevent, and control the many diseases that infect cucumbers.
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