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Old July 24, 2019   #9
brownrexx
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It is my understanding that the Bacterial Wilt that affects tomatoes can remain in the soil BUT Bacterial Wilt of cucumbers is caused by a different bacteria and it overwinters in the gut of cucumber beetles and can not overwinter in the soil.

Cucumber beetles can pick up Bacterial Wilt from infected plants and spread it to uninfected plants so it is wise to pull them but it has been my experience that once one plant is infected they all become infected since the beetles jump from plant to plant.
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