cucumber bacterial wilt

Asked July 17, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT

How to avoid cucumber bacterial wilt on newly planted cucumber plants

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1 Response

That disease is spread by cucumber beetles. Here are the strategies you can use, from our Grow It Eat It section, "Problems": http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/cucumber-beetles-spotted-or-striped

To keep young plants protected, row cover works well. Put soil or 2 X 4's laid flat over the row cover edges, so no beetles can get under the fabric.

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