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* 1. Powdery mildew can be controlled in winter and summer squash by using disease resistant varieties.

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* 2. You may avoid squash vine borer by planting in July, after the adult borer has laid eggs for the summer.

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* 3. Tight row covers may exclude plants from squash bugs and will not eliminate enough light to affect home gardener’s yield

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* 4. Which of the following is true about squash bugs:

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* 5. Squash, melons and cucumbers will generally produce more when grown on mulch, especially black plastic mulch.

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* 6. Squash are cold tolerant and can be planted early in the garden.

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* 7. Striped cucumber beetles are important to control because:

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* 8. Squash and pumpkins are self-pollinated and do not require bees for fruit set.

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* 9. Strange shaped squash fruit with spots of yellow or green may be:

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* 10. Saving seed from squash in your home garden is NOT a good idea because:

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* 11. A good integrated pest management practice is:

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* 12. How many of the above practices have you done in the past 2 years?

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* 13. The cucurbit downy mildew pathogen can survive from season to season in infected plant debris and soil.

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* 14. Which of the following statements about leaf spot and fruit rot diseases is NOT true:

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* 15. How would you rate your knowledge level of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with squash, cucumbers and pumpkins?

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