Hortiscope: Covering, rotating squash may curb nasty vine borer
Q: We have been having troubles with a worm that burrows through the stem of our vine plants about 2 inches above ground. The worm leaves a visible hole, especially on our winter squash. It killed our cucumbers and summer squash plants. I found one in the stem of a buttercup squash last fall. It was about an inch long and about the thickness of an earthworm. It had an off-white color. They seem to start doing their damage after the first of August.
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