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Arkansas Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Update

Managing Squash Vine Borer in Arkansas

by Aaron Cato and Ryan Keiffer - April 10, 2023

Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae, is an insect pest of winter squash, summer squash, pumpkins and other cucurbit crops in Arkansas. Infestations often go unnoticed until signs of insect boring or wilted plants are noticed in the midsummer. Nothing can be done once squash vine borer inhabit plants, but there are many tactics that can be employed to prevent damage by this pest.