sunflower13
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Pumpkin leaves

I have a pumpkin plant that has a few wilted leaves. They did not perk up at 8 after the sun had gone down so I don't think it is the heat. Although, it has been hot for days with few breaks. Is it bacterial wilt? I have not seen any cucumber beetles in the area at all. Is it nothing to worry about? Should I just pull the wilted leaves and bury this portion of the vine? The leaves have a slight case of PM but has slowed greatly thanks to the use of potassium bicarbonate. Anything else that could cause this? Thanks for all your help!
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Re: Pumpkin leaves

Examine the vine tracing back from the wilted leaf/ves and see if there are any signs of SVBs (squash vine borers) -- cracked main stem with brown sawdust like goo.
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Re: Pumpkin leaves

Thank you! I am going to look for those bugs and see if I can find damage on the vine. Hopefully, I can remove anything damaging this plant. Thinking of burying the portion of the stem to make it stronger.

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