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Anthracnose (Cucurbits)

Description: Attacks most cucurbits in warm, wet weather. Infected fruit develops circular brown to black sunken areas, up to 1" across. Overwintering occurs in plant refuse and on seed. Cucumber beetles and splashing water spread spores.

Solution: For best control, begin spraying with Soap-Shield Fungicidal Soap before the disease normally appears (when warm, humid weather is the normal weather pattern). Repeat application at 7-10 day intervals, more frequently if the amount of disease is increasing rapidly. Use PyolaTM Insecticidal Spray or Super-Light Insect Barrier to control cucumber beetles.


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