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James D. McCreight and Albert N. Kishaba

greenhouse and field tests, H.Y. Liu for the squash leaf curl virus isolate and assistance in ELISA tests, B.E. Mackey for statistical assistance, and H.M. Munger and T.W. Whitaker for helpful suggestions. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in

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Kyle E. LaPlant, Gregory Vogel, Ella Reeves, Christine D. Smart, and Michael Mazourek

Squash and pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ) are important crops for vegetable growers in the United States. In 2018, ≈100,000 acres of squash and pumpkin were grown with a value of $350 million [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2019 ]. These crops

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Jennifer Tillman, Ajay Nair, Mark Gleason, and Jean Batzer

plastic mulch can increase yields of cucumber ( Ibarra-Jiménez et al., 2004 ), muskmelon ( Ibarra et al., 2001 ), and summer squash ( Mahadeen, 2014 ). However, there are concerns about environmental sustainability due to the generation of plastic waste

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Amanda Skidmore, Neil Wilson, Mark Williams, and Ric Bessin

Muskmelon ( Cucumis melo ), squash ( Cucurbita sp.), cucumber ( Cucumis sativa ), pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo ), and other cucurbit crops are valued at more than $1.6 billion per year in the United States ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2017

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Michael D. Meyer and Mary K. Hausbeck

Phytophthora capsici Leonian is an economically important soilborne pathogen of summer squash ( Cucurbita pepo L.) and other vegetable crops in many areas of the world ( Babadoost, 2004 , 2005 ; Babadoost and Zitter, 2009 ; Hausbeck and Lamour

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Joara Secchi Candian, Timothy Coolong, Bhabesh Dutta, Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, Alton Sparks, Apurba Barman, and Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva

Alabama, where the growing seasons of cucurbit vegetables [e.g., yellow squash and zucchini ( Cucurbita pepo ), cucumber ( Cucumis sativus )] and agronomic crops [e.g., cotton ( Gossypium hirsutum )] overlap during the year, allowing for the insect to

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Jennifer Wetzel and Alexandra Stone

There is increasing consumer demand for locally and regionally grown produce in the late fall and winter ( King et al., 2015 ). Winter squash is a crop that can fill this market opportunity because it is harvested in the fall and can be stored for

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Rachel A. Itle, Eileen A. Kabelka, and James W. Olmstead

The mesocarp tissue (flesh) of squash ( Cucurbita spp.) genotypes ranges from white to orange, resulting from variation in the presence and concentrations of different carotenoid pigments. Carotenoids contribute to the nutritional value of squash

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Charles S. Krasnow and Mary K. Hausbeck

Phytophthora capsici is a destructive pathogen of cucurbit and solanaceous vegetables. All cultivars of squash are considered susceptible to phytophthora root, crown, and fruit rot ( Babadoost and Islam, 2003 ; Cafe et al., 1995 ); losses in

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Timothy Coolong

. (2008) reported significantly increased yields in zucchini squash ( C. pepo var. cylindrica ) resulting from improved nitrogen use efficiency with drip tubing placed 15 cm below the surface of a plastic mulch beds. Placing SDI at depths of 20 cm has