First visit to GardenStew? Learn more Already a member? -> Sign in     Not a member yet? -> Register


Can someone identify this tomato boring worm and advice?


To hide these ads please register / sign in
Post Reply | Start New Topic | Register / sign in to view printable version of this page      




gwcato

Posts: 2
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:48 pm   Post subject: Can someone identify this tomato boring worm and advice?


This worm is destroying my tomatoes here in North Carolina. How is the best way to stop it, with poison as the last option. Thanks!

Back to top
Profile | PM | My Garden



eileen


Forum Moderator

Scotland
Posts: 22732
Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:26 pm   


I can't see any pictures of your worm but read this topic - it may help you out.

Topic: Repelling bugs that put holes in my tomatoes

Back to top
Profile | PM | My Garden | My Blog



dooley

Texas
Posts: 6471
Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:36 am   


If it's a green horned worm, just reach in and pull them off and dispose of them any way you see fit. I step on them but many people don't kill them because they like the moth they turn into. But, I don't raise my tomatoes to feed moths. dooley

Back to top
Profile | PM | My Garden | My Blog



gardenmama

Vermont
Posts: 575
Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:04 pm   


Catapiller Killer
Bacillus Thuringensis Concentrate 8 oz
Bonide Products


The above is a mixture that is diluted and you mix it with water and apply with a spray bottle. It is a natural substance that makes the caterpillars ill and then they die.

This is the tomato horned worm. Best thing to do is apply the above mixture and then look for these BIG caterpillars and then kill them.




( photo / image / picture from gardenmama's Garden )

Back to top
Profile | PM | Website | My Garden | My Blog



Join GardenStew for free today!



Ways to share this page (copy and paste codes):
Simple link:
Forums:
HTML:






     Sponsored Links