Zucchini Plants
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Zucchini Pests

Zone Northeast | Farmer Lar added on June 16, 2012 | Answered

This morning my zucchini plants have black bugs and black slime on their leaves. What could be causing this and how to get rid of?

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Heather
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Answered on June 20, 2012

You may have a slime mold or sooty mold, which is feeding off the honeydew produced by the bugs. The bugs are likely aphids. This article will help with them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

Once the aphids are controlled, the slime should go away on its own, but you can get rid of it faster by treating the plant with a fungicide.

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