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Q.All Squash Leaves Being Destroyed

Zone Athens Texas 75752 | Tim47mac added on September 15, 2020 | Answered

Had 2 rows in 2 different gardens about 20 feet apart. 1st row attacked was 9 -10 weeks old producing alot. Started showing signs of leaves being skeletalized. Used sevin dust liquid spray. Did not stop. After 4 days pulled up 3 affected plants & burned. 2 days after the other 4 started & I pulled them also. Fearing spread to other garden of 7 plants, sprayed them with neem oil. Yesterday 09/14/2020 1 plant has started with signs and this morning the pics illustrate what is happening

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Answered on September 16, 2020

This is, often, due to insect damage. When using insect sprays, it will be necessary to reapply often, but this doesn't always work. This article will help:


However, the best method of control will be using a bacteria that is meant for controlling insects. This article will help:


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