chris_chico(10A)July 15, 2006

What is this little pest? Thanks!

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Looks like one of those hungry little buggers.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 5:07PM
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torquill(z9/sunset15 CA)

Tomato fruitworm.

Nasty buggers. They're the same as corn earworm, and I have a problem with that too. I just hate how messy they are.

Try dusting the plants, particularly the tops of the fruit, with Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis); it's a bacteria that gives them terminal bellyache. It should take them out pretty well.


    Bookmark   July 21, 2006 at 12:12AM
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marial1214(Z 6 PA)

I've got the horn worm. It is green, the size of my index finger and covered with wasp larvae who are feeding off the bugger. I picked off two so far. What kind of chemical can I put on there to prevent future ones? I have 8 plants to inspect tonight. I found the two about 5pm. I have read that evenings they come out and that is the time to find them. Please help. I love my tomatoes and I cant bear to lose not one of them! Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 5:37PM
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