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Posted by chris_chico 10A (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 15, 06 at 10:35

What is this little pest? Thanks!

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RE: Worm?

Looks like one of those hungry little buggers.

RE: Worm?

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.


RE: Worm?

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.

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