Friday, January 27, 2012

How do i keep those big green tomato worms from getting on my tomato plants???

i had a big problem with them last yr and don;t want it again

How do i keep those big green tomato worms from getting on my tomato plants???
Tomato plants which show signs of hornworm damage can be treated with a carbaryl or pyrethrins containing insecticide. Application should be done according to label instructions. Additionally, a bacterial insecticide which contains bacillus thuringeiensis may be useful in combating tomato hornworm infestation and damage. You can also pick off and kill tomato hornworms as you see them. However, if the tomato hornworm has a white sack on it’s back, don’t kill it off. Rather, let the parasitic wasps which are inside the sack kill the tomato hornworm off. Then the wasps can mature, emerge and move on to kill any other troublesome tomato hornworms in the garden.
Reply:I agree CHGO but they will never find Bacillus Thruingeiensis. Just call it BT and all of the nursery folks and even in the Wal-Mart plant area they will know what it is. I've used it since it came out and still cannot pronounce it. Great answer!!!!!!!
Reply:well said, chgo

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