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 I was wondering if anyone is having any problems with cucumber plants this year? They are the "straight 8" variety. I don't know too much about insects that attack them. Some but not all of them developed holes or cracks in the leaves with an orange color on the edges. Usually after they were 6" to 8" tall. Thanks in advance for any help.

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A photo if you have one of the damage might be helpful. Cucumber beetles have been nasty in our locale. I've sprayed for them a couple times already. There is some question as to whether the striped cucumber beetles can overwinter here in MN. Given the warm winter we had however, it increases the odds. That and other weird stuff has shown up making me think they can, especially in localized areas where cover is sufficient. They wrecked a couple of my hills of pumpkins and gourds. There are several pesticides labelled for control but the easiest is probably Sevin dust or liquid if you prefer to spray for them. The second link lists active ingredients in products that will control them. Hope this helps.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/cucumber-beetles-in-vegetable-gardens/index.html

 

 

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We dusted all our vining plants again today, the little rascals keep showing up.

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no issues here...................YET!!!!!!!!!!:) but I live way closer to the north pole where its a tad colder too!!!!!!:grin:

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8 hours ago, Dotch said:

Ah, so that explains your color...;)

yep pretty much!!!!!!!!!:grin:

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 Thanks everybody. I'll give it a try. Never had this issue before. 

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