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Squash Borers

Squash borers often make leaves wilt. Trace back to the first wilted leaf and look for castings from holes in the stem. With a sharp penknife slit the stem up and down lengthwise through the center or with a small oil can force a few drops of carbon disulphide into the hole. Finally cover the stem with earth at one or two points to help it take root. Leave the end uncovered. 

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