Luffa
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insect on luffa vine

Zone Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland | Pamstef added on September 17, 2015 | Answered

What insect is causing the flowers on my luffa vines to fall off as if cut about an inch below the flower hip?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 21, 2015

There could be numerous insects that cause this issue of bud drop including thrips, aphids and mealybug.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil.

Here are some links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/gourd/luffa-gourd-planting.htm

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