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My cukes & yellow squash look like leafminer is taking over. Any suggestions on a remedy before I lose my first SFG. Thanks for any feedback.
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Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 64
Location : Spring Hill Florida
I have leafminers on most of my plants. Haven't had them take out a plant yet. I know that doesn't help you get rid of them, but maybe it'll give you some hope that they'll survive.
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Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 48
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9
After reading up on it what i have found is the damage is mostly cosmetic. Many different insects lay their eggs inside leaf tissue. I used to gently pinch the tunnles along their length to crush them. Now I just let nature take it's course.
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Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL
^^^ Shannon is right. It looks a bit awful but plants don't seem to be in peril so I take the view now if they can ignore it so can I.
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Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Wales, Uk. Last frost May
Neem Oil will get rid of leaf miners and deter most chewing insects you can buy it in a concetrate and dilute it as needed best to use every 2 weeks or after a hard rain
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Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 48
Location : New Port Richey FL.
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