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Gary R. Cline, John D. Sedlacek, Steve L. Hillman, Sharon K. Parker, and Anthony F. Silvernail

Organic methods for managing striped cucumber beetles (Acalymma vittatum) and spotted (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) cucumber beetles were examined in the production of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) and muskmelon (Cucumis melo) using sticky traps to monitor beetle populations. In 2002, the numbers of trapped striped and total (striped + spotted) cucumber beetles were significantly (P ≤ 0.05) reduced by the combined use of three companion plants thought to repel cucumber beetles [radish (Raphanus sativus), tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.)] or by the combined use of three companion plants known to attract beneficial insects [buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata), and sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)]. In 2003 and 2004, the single companion plant treatment consisted of the combined use of radish and buckwheat. In 2003, use of aluminum-coated plastic mulch (Al-plastic) or companion plants significantly increased muskmelon yields and vine cover, while significantly reducing numbers of trapped striped, spotted, and total cucumber beetles. The use of pyrethrin insecticide did not significantly affect muskmelon yields or vine cover. In 2004, the beneficial effects of companion plant and Al-plastic treatments on muskmelon yields and vine cover were also significant and similar to those in 2003; however, these treatments only affected early season numbers of trapped beetles. The use of rowcovers significantly increased muskmelon yields and vine cover in 2003 and 2004 and did not affect beetle populations after rowcover removal. It was concluded that use of companion plants and Al-plastic increased muskmelon yields and vine cover while reducing populations of cucumber beetles, particularly striped cucumber beetles. The use of rowcovers also increased muskmelon yields and vine cover.

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James D. McCreight, Jack E. Staub, Todd C. Wehner, and Narinder P.S. Dhillon

lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai], cucumber ( Cucumis sativus L.), and melon ( Cucumis melo L.) are familiar to U.S. and world markets. Others such as bitter gourd ( Momordica charantia L.) are less familiar in the United States. Cucurbits are

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Sudhakar Pandey, Mathura Rai, H.C. Prasanna, and G. Kalloo

Muskmelon ( Cucumis melo L.) is one of the most important dessert cucurbits throughout the world. The crop is annual with climbing, creeping, or trailing vines, and its fruits are many-seeded pepo. In India, many muskmelon landraces are grown in

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Xuefei Ning, Xianlei Wang, Zhijie Yu, Simeng Lu, and Guan Li

. Morata, J. Pujol, M. Ramosonsins, S.E. Garciamas, J. 2015b Use of targeted SNP selection for an improved anchoring of the melon ( Cucumis melo L.) scaffold genome assembly BMC Genomics 16 4 29 Ashburner, M. Ball, C.A. Blake, J.A. Botstein, D. Butler, H

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Maria Jose Gonzalo, Elisabet Claveria, Antonio J. Monforte, and Ramon Dolcet-Sanjuan

. Literature Cited Baudracco-Arnas, S. Pitrat, M. 1996 A genetic map of melon ( Cucumis melo L.) with RFLP, RAPD, isozyme, disease resistance and morphological markers Theor. Appl. Genet. 93 57 64 Bentolila, S. Hardy, C. Guitton, C. Freyssinet, G. 1992

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Iban Eduardo, Pere Arús, Antonio José Monforte, Javier Obando, Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo, Juan Antonio Martínez, Antonio Luís Alarcón, Jose María Álvarez, and Esther van der Knaap

set of 27 NILs together cover most of the SC genome. Fig. 1. Graphical genotypes of the Cucumis melo NILs evaluated. The lines are shown on the right. a, more than one introgression; b, the NIL has an introgression slightly different from the

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Javier Obando, Juan Pablo Fernández-Trujillo, Juan Antonio Martínez, Antonio Luis Alarcón, Iban Eduardo, Pere Arús, and Antonio José Monforte

includes maximum 5% or 5% to 10% area with defects, respectively, and noncommercial fruit have no sound peduncle area or >10% area with defects. Fig. 1. ( Top ) Fruit from near-isogenic lines (NILs) of Cucumis melo at harvest showing different

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Wenjing Guan, Xin Zhao, and Donald J. Huber

al., 2010 ). Accordingly, rootstock–scion–environment interactions may exhibit a pronounced impact on fruit quality. In the case of specialty melons ( Cucumis melo ) of diverse genotypes ( Guan et al., 2013 ), grafting different types of melons may be

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Paola Crinò, Chiara Lo Bianco, Youssef Rouphael, Giuseppe Colla, Francesco Saccardo, and Antonino Paratore

Melon ( Cucumis melo L.) is one of the most economically important and widely cultivated vegetable crops in the Mediterranean region. In Italy, 26,615 ha are annually cultivated ( ISTAT, 2005 ) with 23,157 ha (87%) in open-field and 3458 ha (13

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Xiyan Yu, Xiufeng Wang, Jide Fan, Hongmei Tian, and Chengchao Zheng

Cucumis melo . Materials and Methods Plant material and tissue sampling. Muskmelon inbred line M01-3 was grown in a greenhouse in an experimental farm of Shandong Agricultural University in Tai'an, China, from March through June 2006 with