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Research Project: DEV. OF A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING VIRAL WATERMELON VINE DECLINE & OTHER VEG. DISEASES CAUSED BY WHITEFLY-TRANSMITTED VIRUSES

Location: Vegetable Research

Project Number: 6659-22000-026-02-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Objective:
Develop sustainable management strategies to manage watermelon vine decline.

Approach:
Using a combination of reflective plastic mulch, resistant pollinators, and pesticde sprays (oils and insecticides) to manage whitefly vector populations, thus resulting in management of SQVYV that causes watermelon vine decline.