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az_pamperedchef(9)March 20, 2012

I posted a request for help in the Tomato Diseases & Pests Forum, but it appears there isn't much response in that forum. Or it takes a while to get a response. Below is the link to my question with picture. I'm afraid if I don't figure out what to do soon, I will lose my tomatoes for the season. Please help!

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tompests/msg0315552721154.html

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suncitylinda

Good pictures. I answered on other forum also. Google "tomato russet mite" Linda

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 10:59AM
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az_pamperedchef(9)

Thank you Linda! I checked your answer and did a search for tomato russet mite. I just went to buy product to take care of the problem. Hopefully, I'm not too late.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 2:30PM
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suncitylinda

Keep us posted and good luck! Linda

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 11:16PM
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az_pamperedchef(9)

Well Linda, it appears I did have the dreaded tomato russet mite. Fortunately, it appears it was caught in time for a recovery. Thank you for your help.

I followed a homemade insecticide recipe someone had posted on the forum that involved garlic, mineral oil, water & soap and it appears to have worked. I just put my second treatment on this morning to catch any mites I may have missed last week.

We'll see how it continues.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 12:13PM
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thisisme(az9b)

az_pamperedchef any chance you could post the recipe here?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 1:08PM
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az_pamperedchef(9)

Sure I can, Thissisme.

4 tbs chopped garlic
2 tbs mineral oil
2 cups water
a few drops of dish soap

Soak garlic in oil overnight. Strain oil, add to a spray bottle with water & dish soap. Spray unto plants.

Hope it helps!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 7:36PM
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thisisme(az9b)

Thanks az_pamperedchef. It takes a two gallon sprayer though to spray my tomatoes. I think spraying wettable sulfur is a lot cheaper in the kind of volume I need.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:48PM
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az_pamperedchef(9)

You're welcome, thisisme.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:29AM
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