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Q.Cantaloupe and Cucumber problems

Zone 44266 | Anonymous added on August 5, 2018 | Answered

Our first garden and something is wrong with the Cantaloupe and Cucumber. The leaves get brown spots are yellowing then brown and dying. I have not seen any bugs, but I’ll go look closer. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you Sincerely, Traci Schaefer. I hope these images are helpful.

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Answered on August 12, 2018

It looks like your plants are suffering from Cucumber Mosaic Virus.
Yellow spots and streaks on cucumber leaves, yellow leaf veins, ring spots or patterns of different shades of green are all symptoms of cucumber mosaic virus. This disease can be spread by insects such as aphids, via weeds and by failure to disinfect gardening tools and your hands after contact with an infected plant.
This article will help you.


Since there are no chemical treatments or preventives for cucumber mosaic virus, remove infected plants and destroy them away from the garden. Grow cucumbers from seed rather than seedlings. Keep the garden weed-free and disinfect gardening tools between cuts and between plants to avoid spreading the disease. Wash hands thoroughly after handling an infected cucumber plant. If you wear gloves while gardening, change or wash the gloves before handling healthy plants.

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