Vine Crops Disorder: Scab
Author(s) Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson.
Scab, also called gummosis, is one of the most important diseases affecting vine crops. In cool moist environments, scab can be a yield-
limiting disease. While the pathogen infects a broad range of vine crops including pumpkins, squash, and melons, it is rarely a problem on
cucumbers because of the introduction and use of scab-resistant varieties.
Read this helpful fact sheet to better spot, prevent, and control scab in your garden (2 pages; Revised in 2004).