Large tomato worms are stripping our tomato plants!

by CM

Is there anyway to treat the soil around tomato plants to prevent these worms from attacking our tomato plants? They strip the whole stem in a short time. We heard the larvae is in the ground, eventually mature into worms and crawl up on the plant?


Can anyway help us?

Thank you.
C.M.

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May 24, 2017
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Tomato worm,use Diagnosis Earth? NEW
by: Anonymous

Where do you find Diagnosis Earth? Thanks for helping us!

May 24, 2017
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dust with fingers NEW
by: Anonymous

Apply fingers to worms, throw them in dust. We throw them hard enough to break skin, kill worm.
Finding worms can be better than finding mushrooms; let the hunt begin!. Poo from worms is green with indentation lines as if it was formed from 2 balls compressed to be 1 ball. largest poo is usually under worm. Unless I spot worm quickly, I follow the poo on ground to find worm above.
They can bite but not enough soon enough to matter. Thin liquid proof gloves will keep your hands clean.
Worms with wasp eggs may be left to breed more wasps that kill worms.
Oh, last point hard to find, cute 3/4" worms quickly grow to killer size.

Mar 08, 2017
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Use DE NEW
by: Anonymous

I use diagnosis earth. The flour has little spikes in it that you can't feel. The spikes pierce the worms and they die.I sprinkle around base of plant heavy and then rub some on the stems. Try to do when rain isn't predicted or it will wash off.

May 04, 2016
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worms
by: tk

Dust the with flour,the cannot digest the flour and blow up.Use Bayer garden insect poison,

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