Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Insects, Pests & Diseases
Bacterial wilt, caused by the bacterium Erwinia tracheiphila, affects members of the cucurbit family. Cucumber and cantaloupe are most susceptible, followed by squash, pumpkin and gourd. Watermelon is resistant.
"SP277-C-Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP277C-500-6/99 (Rev) E12-2015-00-056-99, https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexdise/6