white dots on my tomato and jalpeno plant stems

JoshAZWildcat(9)May 7, 2014

Found these white dots on my rom a tomatoes and jalpeno stems...any clue what it is and what the cause is?
Thanks!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Any chance of a better image? It's awfully fuzzy and difficult to tell with certainty which insect this might be. Perhaps one of the cottony scale insects, maybe a woolly aphid?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 9:27AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

what difference does it make.. wipe them off ..

use a tissue if you dont want bugs smeared on your fingers ...

learning what they are is good... but to be honest... they aint natural ... so i would get rid of them... and never learn the name ...

and that is why i am not a bug .. nor weed naming expert ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 9:39AM
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JoshAZWildcat(9)

Here is a pick of jalpeno with them..
So yall think that it is actually a bug and not mold...interesting. .I thought it was mold so I cut off the branch and threw it out

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 1:55PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Why not just throw the whole plant away?

Ever heard the old adage, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water"?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 5:11PM
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