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Original Message re cucumbers

John,
The timing of your die-off is important. Do you notice it during or after periods of warmth and humidity? There are several blights, scabs, molds, spots and mildews that can maime or kill cucumbers. There is a copper-soap product available which can help with nasty fungal and bacterial conditions. In reference to the beetles, I would place a few sticky traps around the cucumbers to get a feel for who's eating there. Then target the pest specifically. As an alternative to Sevin, products containing pyrethins have both knockdown power, and repellent properties as an organic last-resort.
Regards,
Andy Nelson

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