Is it so?! I keep finding what I think are SVB worms INSIDE my squash and zucchini. They've bored into my pumpkins, too.
SVB? Something else?
ETA: They are in my cucumbers, too. In the fruits AND THE VINES!
https://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheet ... vine-borerIf vine senescence occurs early, the borer may tunnel into the fruit.
I used 30 ml Thuricide per qt, and for the liquid, I was going to use rainwater, but I had enriched rainwater from the rain leached container plants, so I used that diluted in 1/2 with rainwater instead.Lindsaylew82 wrote:Apple, how much BT do you inject?
I can relate to that...I'm thinking about predatory nematodes. I keep saying it and then backing off because they seem expensive and also I have mixed feelings about introducing a concentrated population of any one organism into the local biosphere.
SVB = squash vine borer. To me it is the worst pest in the garden. A lot of things just munch on leaves or even fruit, but the plants can tolerate a lot of that without serious damage to the plant. The vine borer moth lays eggs on the stem of squash family plants, down near the base. When they hatch into little larvae, the larvae immediately eat their way into the stem (boring in). At that point they start eating the plant from the inside out. Once they eat the channels through which the plant circulates water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves, the plant is toast. Almost overnight, a big beautiful squash plant becomes a wilted, collapsed mess and dies.DDMcKenna wrote:Is that some pest that can be eradicated? And is it something that's very contagious?
How do you think you got it?