Squash Vine Borer Monitoring

Our pest monitoring continues with the addition of Squash Vine Borer traps. A local producer is working with us to monitor this pest in pumpkins and other cucurbit crops this growing season. Follow our updates at http://go.osu.edu/fieldreport

“The squash vine borer larvae tunnel into pumpkin vines causing them to wilt and eventually die. Sawdust-like frass at the base of stems indicates the presence of the borer. Once inside the vine, little can be done to control the borer. Adult moth populations should be monitored to indicate need for control. ” From: https://ipm.osu.edu/sites/ipm/files/imce/OHpumpkins.pdf

Michigan State University Fact Sheet: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/squash_vine_borer_biology_and_management

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