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poland
alango
Jul 12, 2017 6:02 AM CST
please see the picture of the leaves from my BN squash. Any ideas on what is causing this and how to cure the problem
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 13, 2017 9:39 AM CST
we really need pic of whole plant.
And more information. Please.
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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 13, 2017 10:32 AM CST
Are all or most of the leaves like this or simply just a few of the older ones?
poland
alango
Jul 14, 2017 1:16 AM CST
Thank you for your replies. More photos as requested. Not all leaves affected yet, mainly the older one. When you pick them off they feel like dust.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 14, 2017 10:00 AM CST
That plant looks to me like it is dying of a nutrient deficiency. I would give it liquid fertilizer that it can quickly absorb although it simply might be too late!
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 14, 2017 10:43 AM CST
Also check the undersides of the leaves, rub your finger along them and see if you come away with a reddish stain. It might be spider mites. In that case a brisk hosing off will get rid of the bugs, then as Rita says, the plant needs fertilizer, too! Maybe extra water as well on hot, sunny days. Always water in the mornigs though as squash are susceptible to a number of fungal infections that thrive if you leave wet leaves over night.
Elaine

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poland
alango
Jul 17, 2017 5:45 AM CST
Did as you all suggested. Will let you know the results. Thanks for your help.

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