Splotchy yellowing on straightneck squash

philliph(7 (North AL))July 16, 2008

Can anyone tell me why some of the leaves are getting this splotchy yellowing on the leaves? The vast majority of the leaves look fine, and the plants all look very strong and healthy in general. I applied 13-13-13 when the plants were young, then applied 34-0-0 about 3-4 weeks after that. It's now been about another month or so. Perhaps there's a nutrient deficiency? My soil test indicates a good pH level. Thanks.

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It does look like a nutrient deficiency. I used to know what it was by the look of those leaves, but I've forgotten. (Been over 29 years since I've had that problem).

I wouldn't be too worried as long as the plants are growing and producing. But I would consider side dressing with a good compost. It's easier to prevent the problem than to fix it, in my opinion. Simply make and use compost. This will buffer the soil and enable the plants to use available nutrients.

Tahlequah, OK

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 8:18AM
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