Squash Vine Borer and Cotton Row Covers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $1,540.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,350.00
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Project Leader:


  • Vegetables: cucurbits


  • Pest Management: row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Squash Vine Borers are a serious problem in CT. They have devastated our squash crop for years. We propose to use cotton row covers to deter the moth of squash vine borers and research the appropriate planting timing of squash under these covers.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.