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Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:27 am

It’s on the back of the zucchini leaves and something is eating the leaves up.

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 am

the picture is small, but its either squash bug eggs or scale..
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 am

Downy mildew grows on leaves. Some types have the appearance of a powdery crust. The picture is too small to be sure. But betting a variety of fungus
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Ebenezer » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:47 am

insect eggs. Spray with DDT! :-)
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:01 am

I was seeing the white patches. Now I see the dark rows of insect eggs. The scattered white crusty patches are probably a fungus.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:02 am

The white is seven dust
I thought it was squash bugs eating up plants but seven hasn’t had any effect.
Then I noticed the clusters in the underneath of the leaves.
Whatever it is it’s killing the plants
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:37 am

DId you goggle scale?
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby slick4591 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:56 am

Brought the wife in on this one and she says it's squash bug eggs. Use a really sticky tape to remove them. Kill all the adults as they will kill the vine.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:10 am

If they are egg shaped and squash easily, they are eggs, if they are shingle like things, scale.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby jltrent » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:07 am

To keep from getting my Bifocals out I blowed it up a little. That is were the little yellowish/whiteish butterflies lay their eggs that turns into worms and eats your garden up. Anytime you see those little butterflies around your garden you need to be spraying or dusting. The spray want kill the eggs, but will kill the worms that hatch, so you need to spray often. Wrong eggs after checking.........

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Here is what the butterfly eggs look like.......Good post above as I have had good luck with liquid Sevin...I just put a little in a container add water and go through and pour it on like I am watering the plant. It must work as I have had very little damage from pests.

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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:14 pm

Eggs. Look to be reddish in color so that would probably be squash vine borer eggs. The mother looks like a tiny wasp and the babies will bore holes in your squash.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:03 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Eggs. Look to be reddish in color so that would probably be squash vine borer eggs. The mother looks like a tiny wasp and the babies will bore holes in your squash.

Yeah, they do look like the vine borer eggs...…. I hate those things. I quit growing squash in my garden because of all the bugs that like eating on them....I usually plant on a fire lane somewhere and pick when I check cows..
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:42 pm

Sevin dust hasn’t helped that I can tell,
What do you kill them with ?
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:59 pm

Sevin dust has been cut back to where its about worthless now. Try using some liquid Sevin - not the L&G stuff you find at the box stores but the stuff you use for armyworms. Or if you have use bifenthrin or permethrin for armyworms use that but if the squash is bearing you'd be better using the liquid Sevin but if you pick every other day the latter two should be fine if you spray right after you pick then come back and pick again after the 48 hours.
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Re: Anyone know what this is ?

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:45 pm

I’ve been using the powder.
I’ll try the liquid
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