Catching the Tomato Horn Worm: Worm poop = Tomato fertilizer.

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Catching the Tomato Horn Worm

By WormslovUsharon
July 8, 2013

When I have horn worm damage on my tomato plants, I follow the poop. They are usually just above it. And I also flip old poop off so I can follow the new and not waste my time with the old.

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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Jul 7, 2013 7:26 PM CST
Something else I do is trim back the nibbled stems. It is not likely that they will produce many leaves or blooms that quickly.

With the stripped stems off the plant, I can easily see newly stripped stems.

Finally getting brave enough to pluck those buggers off with my bare fingers but when they are too big I still have to get the gloves. lol
[Last edited by pod - Jul 8, 2013 7:20 PM (+)]
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