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cucumber beetles

every year my cucumbers get DECIMATED by the cucumber beetle. i've tried the traps, rotating my beds, and nothing works. going to try row covers this year. anyone have success doing battle with these things?

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Re: cucumber beetles

 

You need to start cucumber beetle control as seedlings emerge. You have to inspect for the insect.  Row covers can be effective means of excluding cucumber beetles. A mulch helps keep the beetle larvae form reaching the plant and deter the beetle from laying eggs neat the base of the plant.  Cucumbers are rather sensitive to pesticides, so check with your county extension service to see what is recommended in your area.

2012-05-29T07:15:02.000Z

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