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Subject:  Collapsed pumpkin with vine rot?

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Stumped

Battle Ground, Washington

New to pumpkin growing and this year I was off to a good start but the other day I went to check on my pumpkin and it had collapsed (very disappointing). I had called it a loss beings I didn't know what I was doing and pulled up the main vine and it split in half, well the inside of the vine was brown and all rotted and was wondering if anyone had an idea of what it could be? Is there a way to post pictures on this sight?

9/23/2017 7:12:36 PM

Linus Van Pelt (Engel Orange)

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Post to your diary page.

9/23/2017 10:00:49 PM

Linus Van Pelt (Engel Orange)

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/

9/23/2017 10:01:26 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Disease can get into a pumpkin many different ways. Insects, pathogens in the soil, airborne fungal diseases. Once the disease gets into the plant's circulatory system, it can travel throughout the plant, including the fruit. If you see disease getting into a secondary vine, it is best to remove it quickly and cut it back to vine without rot. I lost a good pumpkin last year, had my first foaming stump. I cut it off a couple feet past the stump but it was too late. Within a couple weeks the rot spread through the plant and the pumpkin rotted from the inside.

9/23/2017 11:51:16 PM

Stumped

Battle Ground, Washington

Ok I posted a photo and it's labeled vine rot of some sort:) thanks for the help folks

9/24/2017 12:26:58 AM

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