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Urgent Tomato Problem

Discussion in 'What Pest is that ?' started by alvin, May 12, 2014.

  1. alvin

    alvin Member

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    Can you help identify this pest?
    is this blight?
    it has very small yellowish worm around the leaves. (see picture)
    how to get fix this?
     

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  2. Robert123

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    I cam barely see it, but it looks like a looper. DiPel should take care of it.
     
  3. alvin

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    added a new picture. I think we do not have dipel here in the Philippines, but ill try to find another substitute.
    tried chili spray this morning hope it works.
    I still do not know what kind of pest in the tomatoes. do not think its a looper.
     
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    They are thrips and lots of them. You really need to find out what species of thrips they are as some are harder to control than others. You could try an oil type spray such as Eco-Oil but you will need to do this regularly as they do move and you may not hit all of them. How did the chilli spray work? With that much damage in the photoes you are almost better ripping the plants out and starting again.

    Best of luck

    John
     
  5. Leo Crauss

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    Try planting nasturtiums near your tomato patches . They are a natural insecticide which will kill pests that mess with your tomatoes
     
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    could you come over to my place and tell the bugs attacking my tomatoes that please? my nastutiums are growing wild but have no effect on tomato pests for me
     
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    Hi Alvin , with an infestation like that I'd cut my losses pull the plant and despose of it in the rubbish bin. Sometimes the battle just isn't worth fighting even if you get them under control your yield will be affected and a replacement plant would probably grow and fruit in less time than it would take for the original plant to recover if it does.
    Cheers
     

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