squash plant wilt---seeking an organic solution

Asked September 13, 2017, 1:43 PM EDT

Thank you for your help. I'm anticipating next year's squash crop and from what I read on line, using a pesticide is the way to control the cucumber beetle. I'm hoping you'll have a better alternative.

California cucumber beetle

1 Response

Thanks for your question about controlling cucumber beetles. Here is a link to a very thorough Extension article on the subject. Although its target is the larger farming group, its suggestions are equally applicable to the home gardener. At the bottom, you'll see a link to the UC Extension IPM (Integrated Pest Management), in the event you need California-specific information. I hope these are helpful. Good luck!