Since this is a relatively new problem in this area, we're hoping that next winter will somehow slow it. Last year, I had one 18x25 plot which was 100% cantaloupe. Never lost a single plant to borers but instead watched the plot change from lush green to dull gray in just a few days due to powdery mildew. However, a few people did lose some squash and pumpkins but only a small percentage. This year, there are few who are spared. At home, I seemed to have been all summer trying to contain some volunteer squash and never ever had lost a single vine of anything to borers. Thus it's even new here and it will be next year when we begin the combat in earnest. If it means planting radishes with them, sounds like a good idea and can harvest the seed pods as well!dcross said:Martin, ever tried the radish trick?