[Market-farming] Re: was whiteflies on tomatoes (robert schuler), now hard to control pests on tomatoes

robert schuler sunnfarm at bellatlantic.net
Sun Jul 18 09:37:55 EDT 2004


Kevin try using Novador its a Bt product that will only kill the potato
beetles...Bob.

Mayapple Farm and Gardens wrote:

> Bob, I appreciate what you are saying.  The pyrethrum
> products like Pyganic seem to be essentially the same
> as the rest of the pesticides, but only with an
> organic label.  But my question/comment relates to how
> one controls something like Colorado tomato beetle on
> tomatoes (or potatoes for that matter) without one of
> these broad spectrum pesticides, short of hand
> picking.  (I hired my at-the-time pre-teen son to pick
> beetles from some tomatoes I had planted a couple
> years ago.  I forget what I told him I would pay him
> per beetle, but I could swear he was counting beetle
> legs instead of beetles when the bill came in.)
>
> Kevin
>
> >
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 13:12:32 -0400
> > From: robert schuler <sunnfarm at bellatlantic.net>
> > Subject: Re: [Market-farming] whiteflies on tomatoes
> > To: Market Farming
> > <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Message-ID: <40F80C7F.C3536CEA at bellatlantic.net>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> >
> > White flies on field grown tomatoes in NJ are rare.
> > Using pyrethrum will
> > control white flies but will worsen the problem in
> > the long run, because
> > pyrethrum kills all your beneficial insects that eat
> > whiteflys. Without
> > the beneficials you are setting yourself up for a
> > serious thrip and
> > spider mite infestation that will be far worse then
> > whitefly. We already
> > have a problem with them in the southern end of the
> > state.
> > Try a different chemistry that protects beneficial I
> > prefer to use
> > Spintor or the organic version called Entrust
> > alternated with Azatin
> > which is a neem product. This combination works well
> > on tomatoes and
> > both are many times less toxic than pyrethrum.
> > Bob
> > Sunny Meadow Farm
> > Bridgeton, NJ.
> >
>
> =====
> Krystyna L. Prochocki
> Kevin L. Strohmeier
> May Apple Farm and Gardens
> 4020 N. Grandview Church Rd.
> Big Spring, KY 40175
> 270/828-4953
> mayapplefarm at yahoo.com
>
>
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