[Market-farming] Squash bug control

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 2 09:17:58 EST 2009

>All pepo cultivars have a 5 sided hard stem all maxima have a soft round stem... Bob

Good point. The moschata's also have a five-sided stem, but its much harder than pepo. It's also thinner and bleaches a very light color at maturity. Look at a butternut squash, which is also moschata.

William H Shoemaker, UI-Crop Sciences
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
St Charles Horticulture Research Center
535 Randall Road  St Charles, IL  60174
630-584-7254; FAX-584-4610

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