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What do you do for squash plants that are rotting at the root?

Zone Eastern North Carolina | Susan Jones added on June 11, 2012 | Answered

What do you do for squash plants that are rotting at the root?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 12, 2012

Sounds like the vine borer. If your vines are not too far gone, try cutting into where the "rot" is, find the borer(s), kill them then re-bury the vine several inches further up. Also, if any of your vines have not wilted yet, look for where the vine borer eggs may be or where they may have already entered and do the same. You might get lucky and save some. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

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