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Cucumber beetles ruined my Cucs for this year...

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Cucumber beetles ruined my Cucs for this year...

Post  milton_gardener on 8/26/2011, 4:39 pm

...can you give me any tips for next?

Would like to know if there are any varieties that are resistant to such things, or can I grow a small bush variety in a net and hand pollinate?

Any suggestions would be great. I am willing to try just about anything, since Cucumbers are my families favourite next to Tomatoes.

Thanks

EDIT: I had an earlier post where someone said it was Powdery Mildew, but that was before I noticed the amount of Cucumber Beetles in there. I am now pretty sure that it is Bacterial Wilt caused by Beetles (took a sample to a garden centre and they told me that, and from what I have read online it makes sense)

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Re: Cucumber beetles ruined my Cucs for this year...

Post  camprn on 8/26/2011, 6:12 pm

You could have had both at the same time. Sad I too had a terrible time with the stripped cucumber beetle this year, they did a lot of damage to my squashes, killed my water melons and have recently found the cukes. Evil or Very Mad I do not currently have a remedy for them.

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