Cucumber vine wilt

Asked June 23, 2020, 3:39 PM EDT

Every year I plant cucumber plants. They start out good leaf growth,blossoms then they start to curl and wither. I have used plant powder different location. Nothing seems to work. I grow carrots, beans, radishes, lettuce and tomatoe. No problem but cukes fail. What could it be?

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Looking at the picture it appears that you may be seeing bacterial wilt. This bacterial disease is vectored by the cucumber beetle. Plants that have the disease should be pulled and removed. Controlling the beetle is the best defense. There is a simple test to check for the disease (not 100%). Check out the following links: