whiteflys and deer - Knowledgebase Question

swarthmore, pa
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Question by wmayo
April 30, 2007
Last year my tomato plants got whietflys and spoiled my crop. Itryed to use chemacil spray but did nothing ,can you help .

what can i use to keep white tail deer out of my garden.

w mayo

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2007
Whiteflies can be difficult to control, however commercially formulated insecticidal soap should do the job. Be sure to read and follow the label directions for applying and follow up applications. When you spray, be sure to contact all parts of the plant from top to bottom, top and undersides of the leaves, along the stems, everywhere. Also, inspect your plants before you bring them home to be sure you are not importing whiteflies--they are a notorious greenhouse pest.

Deer can be so destructive. The most reliable long term solution is a tall fence. However, some gardeners report success with the spray on repellents, applied and reapplied per the label. Sometimes it seems to help to rotate between different products rather than use the same one all the time.

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