Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Advice on Ridding my Plants of Cucumber Beetles
This is a stock photo ... I can't work my camera well enough to take close-ups. My squash plants (some near cukes, some not, doesn't seem relevant) are being mauled by cucumber beetles (yellow/black stripes). In some cases, the plants are not growing well. In other situations, the plants have managed to flourish, but the bugs are eating away at the fruit before it has time to mature (so just dropping off).
I've just gotten an order of Neem oil and applied one application last Friday and another one tonight (despite the instructions that it should be 7 days between treatments). Any other suggestions!?!? I've never encountered this bug before ... there are dozens of them on each plant.