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cucumber bacterial wilt #343904

Asked July 17, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT

How to avoid cucumber bacterial wilt on newly planted cucumber plants

Baltimore City County Maryland

Expert Response

That disease is spread by cucumber beetles.  Here are the strategies you can use, from our Grow It Eat It section, "Problems": http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/cucumber-beetles-spotted-or-striped

To keep young plants protected, row cover works well. Put soil or 2 X 4's laid flat over the row cover edges, so no beetles can get under the fabric. 

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