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July 11, 2014

Teague: Help curcurbits battle disease, pests

Members of the cucurbit vegetable family (melons, squashes, cucumbers) struggle to survive in our summer heat. When stressed by high temperatures and inconsistent irrigation, they become susceptible to infestations by several pest insects and several viral diseases. Flower and crop production slows or stops in the heat as well. Stress from heat and drought is what turns cucumbers so bitter in summer.

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