Tomato Suck Bugs -- Again!!!
Double posted in the garden Clinic forum, but I need as much feedback as possible!
Here's what I got going this year in my IPM program ---
Some just bought Yarrow that's just beginning to bloom but they're small
1 Cosmos or Aster(can't remember) that hasn't started blooming just yet
Cilantro that's run it's course that attracted many beneficials while they were flowering and another freshly seeded barrel of them that won't be ready for awhile.
Here's my problem though ---
I just noticed a few Tomato Suck Bug(Cyrtopeltis modesta) adults on my tomatoes and these guys nail me every year on my indeterminates, sometimes bringing my season to nothing way before the ending of it. So, I thought I'd go a different route this year and grow Romas(determinate) and Celebrity(semi-determinate).
According to the UC IPM website, control is the same as it is for stink bugs and lygus bugs. So, damsel, minute pirate, and big-eyed bugs. Not sure if anything i have growing attracts these.
Question: Do you think there might be some flowering starts at a local nursery or garden center available right now that will attract these good guys? Preferably drought tolerant and long blooming.
What plants do you use to attract these? Got some names for some that you experts use?