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Post  capatl on 7/20/2011, 11:21 pm

I tried to sort through a bug guide but not even sure what section to begin looking at. Hoping you all may recognize it...




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Post  sherryeo on 7/20/2011, 11:31 pm

SQUASH VINE BORER!!!!!! Wipe your squash vines near the ground every 5 days at least and I spray my vines near the base with BT just in case I missed some eggs!
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Post  sherryeo on 7/20/2011, 11:46 pm

You see how unlucky we southerners are -
Southern states have two broods a year of the borer.

Some folks on here actually get some kind of gadget that they can inject BT straight into the vines to kill the borers. I haven't tried that, yet. But I have seen the moth in my garden and now try to wipe down the stems, near the ground, with a damp cloth every few days & spray the stems with BT. Some recommend dampening the cloth with BT.

These are definitely not what you would call one of the "good guys!"
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Post  capatl on 7/20/2011, 11:59 pm

Ack! I was afraid of that. The great thing about gardening with kids (Summer Camp) is they LOVE the bugs. I will challenge them to hunt for the eggs, and adults. I am tempted to let one bore into a stem(if hasn't already), just so we can cut it out! tongue

Such disgusting critters, but what a great science lesson as well as a way to keep their interest in the garden! This stuff is so cool. Crazy, I know I should be more concerned for the squash, but it will be fun to see who wins, the kids or the SVB. Wink

Oh, and some good news. We found a baby praying mantis on the other side of the playground and put her in the garden. The kids were SOOO excited. Very Happy



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Post  capatl on 7/21/2011, 7:30 pm

Ok, so I tried so stay positive yesterday when finding out it was indeed an SVB. Armed with a print-out of info and pics of these disgusting beasts, I headed into work, and shared with the summer campers. I had NO IDEA what we were in for No

Warning to plant lovers, these pictures are graphic... Shocked

The yellow stringy, gooey stuff is the sign that they have indeed invaded our vines. If you look closely you can see where 3 have bored into the same vine affraid [url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=13&u=16637032]


We had no choice but to cut a slice up the vine (ended up being 5 vines total). Much to our disgust...

And just in case you can't make it out, here's a closer pic...ewwwww!

I got out six larvae...I hope I got them all. I read that there is a slight chance that the plants can be saved, if the stems are covered in soil and kept moist, they may grow new roots. We did our best with this part, now time will tell. At least we were able to harvest 3 squashes before the attack.

Was all this disgustingly gross work worth it? As we finished up, one of my girls (age 6) came up to me and said, "Ms. Caitlin, that was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. But it was also really cool at the same time." She completed her sentence with the best hug! So, in conclusion, even though we may lose 3 squash and 2 zucchini plants, anything is worth a comment like that to a teacher. I love you




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