bacterial wilt of cantaloupe

Bacterial wilt Figure 1. The wilted and collapsed area on the margin of this leaf is due to bacterial wilt of cantaloupe. Note also the areas of the leaf eaten by cucumber beetles.
Bacterial wilt Figure 2. . Cucumber beetle feeding can be observed on this cantaloupe leaf. If insect frass enters the area that has been fed upon, bacterial wilt may result.
Bacterial wilt Figure 3. Quick field test for possible bacterial wilt. Stringy, viscous sap may indicate presence of E. tracheiphila, causal pathogen of bacterial wilt.
Bacterial wilt Figure 4. General wilt of cantaloupe caused by bacterial wilt.