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Mjmums
May 11, 2017 4:17 PM CST
I have had a problem with squash borers destroying my zucchini. My question is if I have 2 gardens will alternating each year help eliminate the problem?
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Newyorkrita
May 11, 2017 4:20 PM CST
Mjmums said:I have had a problem with squash borers destroying my zucchini. My question is if I have 2 gardens will alternating each year help eliminate the problem?


Not unless the gardens are miles apart!!

First year I EVER planted Squash I got Squash Vine Borer Moths that flew in from who knows where. So I figgure they are just everywhere.
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McCannon
May 11, 2017 4:48 PM CST
@Mjmums, This is a pretty good article, from the University of Minnesota, on SVB detection and control. Worth a read.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/...
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dyzzypyxxy
May 11, 2017 4:56 PM CST
I agree Changing planting locations is a good practice to prevent soil-borne diseases, but those darn squash borers are the larva of a flying insect. The bug finds your plants, lays her eggs and days later you've got the darned borers.
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Philipwonel
May 12, 2017 10:46 AM CST
Lay boards on ground. In early morning check under boards. They cant fly when cold, so squich em.
Also check out DIY traps on google. They have traps for svb, cucumber beetles, and stink bugs. Thumbs up
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