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GUEST,Stilly River Sage BS: What happened to the squash harvest? (18) RE: BS: What happened to the squash harvest? 05 Nov 04

BT (bacillus thuringensis) is usually pretty good on those borers, if you get them very early, just as the blossoms start to appear. Someone (was it here? I've been reading a couple of garden sites this week) said to try injecting it. This year is when I heard about the blossom timing, so will give it a try next year. I don't want to use even BT unless I have a target in mind, or it will kill beneficial stuff also. Trichagrama wasps didn't seem to make much difference this year. I probably needed to put them out more than once in the spring.

Mechanical removal is best for some of these pests. Too bad I don't have any ducks to feed the worms to. I have done the surgery Bobert describes, and gotten a few more before the plant finally shut down.


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