fuzzy squash blossoms

darlene4022June 16, 2010

my yellow squash has brown fuzzy hair-like growth on blossoms, how can i get rid of this, my tomatoes have had it on the stems, they were turning brownish, the fruit has not been affected to much, but the plant is slowly dying. my squash has not produce any fruit because this brown hairy growth. will this affect next crop of vegetable? it is very humid here in Tx. any help is appreciated.

Darlene

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susancol(7 Atlanta)

Sounds like mold spores from Choanephora Wet Rot. Scroll down through the link below and check out the section on Choanephora Wet Rot. Even has a picture.

Is that it?

Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: Choanephora Wet Rot

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 4:46PM
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darlene4022

yes! exactly what my squash looks like! unfortunately it overwinters in the soil and dead plant debri. thank you susan, i just couldn't find anything that looked like it. Would I be able to plant in the garden next year if the ground freezes?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 5:55PM
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