tau, changing from feeding on cucurbits
to Solanaceae such as tomatoes.
More than 25 viruses belonging to genera Cucumo, Como, Tobamo, Poty and Ilarvirus are known to infect cucurbits
world wide (Lovisolo, 1980).
Northern Territory growers have greater certainty to produce and sell cucurbits
with the lifting of quarantine controls around Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) yesterday.
Pumpkin beetle can be said as one of the serious pests of Cucurbitaceae family because it attacks at every stage of the cucurbits
and heavy losses can be done by it to all cucurbits
except bitter gourd (Saleem and Shah, 2010) damage to fruits also reported in many crop species (Melamed-Madjae, 1960).
It is difficult to achieve pollination in a greenhouse, and most cucurbits
need those blooms pollinated.
Even if not transferred via papaya seeds, seeds of cucurbits
or other hosts may show a role in the epidemiology of the disease.
Likewise, large cucurbits
like pumpkins and watermelons produce vines that root at every node, and growing full-sized pumpkins or melons in containers is difficult.
A 5-million-pound expansion in Hawaii's production of cucurbits
could occur over the next 5 years," McGregor says, "but only if adopting the HAW-FLYPM program is financially attractive to growers and if the bait sprays and lures are available.
If you have a lot of seeds, you may want to further sort them into plant groups such as beans, salad crops or cucurbits
(members of the cucumber family).
So now is the time to harvest tomatoes, beans, cucurbits
(regular harvesting encourages more fruit production), potatoes, onions and garlic.
All other cucurbits
produce both male and female and you can help to pollinate the female flowers by hand to encourage the development of fruits.
All PI accessions were maintained in a screened greenhouse which contained no other cucurbits
and in which no other viral experiments were being performed.