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Posted on 12 September 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Reader Question: White Insects on Tomato Plants

whiteflyBy Vanessa Richins

Colnel asks:

“I have started getting very small white bugs on my tomato plants. What are they? Will they hurt the plant? How do I get rid of them?”

Hi Colnel. Can you tell us more about these bugs. What do they look like? Do they have wings? Since you don’t mention any damage in your question, can I assume the plants are currently healthy?

One problem insect could be a stalk borer. These are white (or purple larvae that like to burrow into stems of tomatoes. You would Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 25 August 2008 by tomatocasual.com

TC Reader Question: Help! Insects are Killing my Tomato Plants

By Kira Hamman

β€œCan you help us identify this bug that is killing our tomato plants? It is very tiny, white, multi-legged (maybe 6 legs – too small to determine), goes in and hollows out the root and stem of the tomato plants.”

This is tricky without a photo. Tiny white bugs that attack tomatoes include whiteflies and aphids (which come in virtually every color of the rainbow), although neither of those matches your description perfectly.

Whiteflies are generally found around the flowers of tomato plants, so if you’re seeing these guys on the roots and stem, it’s probably Read the rest of this entry »

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