[gardeners] Squash vine borers

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 02 Jun 1998 17:22:27 -0500

Hi George,
	How effective is BT for the borers. I don't have any yet. Years ago
down in Galveston Co. I had borers every summer. I have used BT with
good results on catapillers,horn worms and loopers. 
	I don't know if I'm going to need to worry too much about pests if it
doesn't rain soon. The temp has been in the 98-100 range for the past
week. Today it is 100 again. The heat index is higher than that.
	I have a sandy-loam soil. The top 2-3 inches is like dry beach sand
right now. It doesn't want to absorb water very readily either. I have
been using drip irrigation and mulching. I guess that is what has saved
us so far.
	If any one has a sure fire rain dance or spell I'd like to borrow it.
					Hoping for rain,
					Bastrop Co.,Tx.
					Zone 8