Tomatoe Plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pdkilo
May 3, 2010
I have tilled an area to plant tomatoes, but noticed there are a fair amount of grub worms ! I now need to treat the yard for them, but is there anything I can add to or mix in the soil where I plan to plant tomatoes and still plant them at this time!?? I already have the plants and need to get them in the soil asap!

Thanks once again for your time!
You folks are a blessing!
Don Killough

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2010
Milky spore is the most organic grub control product and is safe to use in a vegetable garden so you might consider using it to kill the grubs. Or, Permethrin is the oldest, and most common, of the pyrethroid insecticides. It is widely available and is sold under a large number of different brand names (Martin?s Vegetables Plus, Bonide Eight Vegetable, Fruit & Flower, and Hi-Yield Garden, Pet & Livestock Insect Control are three examples). Permethrin is labeled for use on many different vegetable crops and is effective against many beetle, bug, and caterpillar pests. Because it controls so many different insect pests and is labeled for use on most vegetables, this is probably one of the most useful insecticides for home vegetable gardeners to keep on hand. Be sure to use according to label directions. Good luck with your garden!

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