Squash and cucumber stem issues

Asked July 17, 2019, 10:47 AM EDT

Can you tell me what is happening to my squash and cucumber plants and if I can stop it now or prevent it in the future? See photos

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Your squash has squash vine borer. https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/squash-vine-borers The cucumber is probably normal, the vines get coarser with age. Although rare vine boers occasionally attack cucumber but it doesn’t look like the case.