Anybody ever have tomato vine borees that bore holes into the tomato vine?
These are small brownish worms things that look sort of like pickle worms
except smaller and colored differently. Thay have infested at least two of
my tomato vines. Should I try BT ? I have not used it this year on the
tomatoes because there have not been any tomato worms. Thanks.
I have applied BT now but I doubt it will help at this point..
These worms are in the vine--like squash vine borers. They are not eating
the leaves and they are not in the fruit. The have bored holes into the
vines and are tunnelling their way downward toward the ground. They are in
two of my creole tomato vines. I'm going to pull them up, bag them up,
and call my county agent tomorrow. I've never seen anything like this on
Must have still been half asleep. Missed the word 'vine' and just got 'tomato.'
I think you have stalk borers. Not effectively controlled by insecticides.
habitat is tall, grassy weeds but sometimes attacks potatoes, tomatoes and
other garden plants. More likely to attack grains and corn.
Try slitting (or cutting back) the wilting stems to expose and destroy the
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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