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#3703231 - 07/05/14 05:07 AM Re: Vine Borer Damage? [Re: lockandloaded]
BlountArrow
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Ever heard of putting a pin/needle through the base of the stalk anyone? My uncle says you can do this and prevent the plant from dying once borers enter. I'm skeptical on that one.
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#3703943 - 07/06/14 06:04 PM Re: Vine Borer Damage? [Re: BlountArrow]
chunkandwind
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Replied to your PM, BlountArrow. You can definitely use pins to kill the larvae. It causes much less stress to the plant than cutting into the plant and removing.
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#3705971 - 07/09/14 12:00 PM Re: Vine Borer Damage? [Re: pressfit]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
 Originally Posted By: pressfit
You can beat them with pestacides.. several years ago when I was trying to grow a 1000 pound pumpkin I bought special traps for them with a pheremone in the trap.. they worked pretty good IIRC..

Sounds like a good route that I have not tried. I know the moths are the beginning of the cycle. Do you know where you bought the traps ?? I would like to try them next year.

here ya go! http://www.greatlakesipm.com/readytousekits.html


Well, I just purchased (2) traps for both my gardens so I'll let you know how it works. I'm a little late I realize, but I went ahead and did a second planting so hopefully I can protect these or just use it next year and buy more lure, etc.
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#3734975 - 08/16/14 12:02 PM Re: Vine Borer Damage? [Re: BlountArrow]
Crosshairy
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I think this is what happened to my spaghetti squash, but I didn't know that's what it was. The whole thing just started looking sick all of a sudden. I'll have to go inspect the bases.
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