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Carol21-Aug-03 05:24 PM EST 5a   
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Carol25-Aug-03 07:52 PM EST   


Subject: pumpkins dying help
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 21-Aug-03 05:24 PM EST

I planted pumpkin seeds this year, my first time...they all seemed to be doing well, I had a few fruit forming, but now it looks like the vines are all dying. Most are yellow, and others seem to be following. Others have died and turned brown, I did notice some sort of beetle type bug on the brown dead leaves. are all the pumpkins going to dye? Should I pull out the sick looking ones and hope the rest survive? What caused this to happen.


Subject: pumpkins dying help
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 21-Aug-03 05:31 PM EST

I planted pumpkin seeds this year, my first time...they all seemed to be doing well, I had a few fruit forming, but now it looks like the vines are all dying. Most are yellow, and others seem to be following. Others have died and turned brown, I did notice some sort of beetle type bug on the brown dead leaves. are all the pumpkins going to dye? Should I pull out the sick looking ones and hope the rest survive? What caused this to happen.


Subject: RE: pumpkins dying help
From: Ed
Zone: 5a
Date: 22-Aug-03 05:15 PM EST

Sounds to me as your plants are infested with " Squash Beetles " that suck the juice out of the plants.If that is the case, pulling out the dead plants is of no help saving the healthy plants. The only solution, if not alrady too late, is to spray them with insecticide available for that specific purpose;Canadian Tire,or any reliable garden center can help.


Subject: RE: pumpkins dying help
From: Ann
Zone:
Date: 23-Aug-03 04:22 PM EST

Sounds like you have a virus spread by the beetles. Not much hope of rescuing the plants I'm afraid if they are so far gone. Perhaps if you pick off all the brown leaves and give the plants a lot of water they might come back. Good luck.


Subject: RE: pumpkins dying help
From: Carol
Zone:
Date: 25-Aug-03 07:52 PM EST

Thanks, I will try the insecticide, I still have other squash that are not effected, and they may move over to them.


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