Something is attacking my tomatoes

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by cassie, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    When I went out to check my tomatoes this morning, I found that half of them have been almost stripped of leaves. Three days ago they were fine. It is not tomato hornworms. I am familiar with them and I checked very carefully. On two of the leaves I found clumps of brown dots about each about 1/16" in diameter. On close examination each of the brown dots look like egg sacs. I went to Lowes and got some spray that is supposed to work, but I would like to know what the culprit is. Ideas anyone? I am in southern Missouri.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Never mind. It is tomato hornworms after all. Picked off two huge ones a little while ago. I am going to spray them tonight.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I try to stay ahead of the hornworms but I hand pick them instead of spraying. Not anti-spray but my chickens and guinea fowl love them as a treat!
     

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