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Old 07-18-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Overnight devastation

I have seen these guys wipe out entire tomatoe sets almost overnight. I caught them ealry this year and treated my plants last night. Has anybody else had to deal with Hornworms this season? You might check your plants.






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Old 07-18-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Those look like nasty little critters.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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I'm glad we don't have those here, 'course it doesn't matter since we can't grow tomatoes outdoor anyway.
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What kinda bassackwards critter eats green tomatoes !?!?!?!?!?
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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Some scary creature but some tremendous photography there. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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What kinda bassackwards critter eats green tomatoes !?!?!?!?!?
Its a Southern thing
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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My dad use to get em and pour the Cox rc car fuel on them and then draw a line with the fuel away from them, then VWALLLAA. Up in smoke. I use to love that as a kid. I never tried to eat one though.


you got potato bugs too? those are nasty lookin!
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My dad use to get em and pour the Cox rc car fuel on them and then draw a line with the fuel away from them, then VWALLLAA. Up in smoke. I use to love that as a kid. I never tried to eat one though.


you got potato bugs too? those are nasty lookin!
No have'nt had any potato bugs. What's screwed up about these hornworms is I have had them about 10 out of the last 15 years at this same location where I live but my Dad lives about 3 miles away and has never had a one. There has to be larva in the ground or maybe in the bark of certain trees around me. I have alot of sycamore trees. I think next year I'm going to treat the ground before I plant. I hate to do that but if I would have been gone all weekend come Monday all of my plants would have been gone. Little bastards
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Do Malathion bother em any? Seems to work well on fruit trees. Aint raised no maters in years but Sevin will kill most anything that I ever bumped into which might afflict em. You going organic we will need to break out the orange oil and hot peppa garlic tea. I listen to the Dirt Doctor all the time.

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Do Malathion bother em any? Seems to work well on fruit trees. Aint raised no maters in years but Sevin will kill most anything that I ever bumped into which might afflict em. You going organic we will need to break out the orange oil and hot peppa garlic tea. I listen to the Dirt Doctor all the time.

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Yup Sevin will do the job. Always has always will right. Right. I had a little Durasban left over from a couple years ago. I think thats the stuff that replaced Sevin. Around hear any ways. The Durasban took care of them but it will be a couple of weeks until that foilage grows back. They got me a little but not enough to change the harvest. My wife was on a mission. She was pluckin and stompin! She loves garden tomatoes. She didn't even check the pepper plants to see if they were ok. HUH!
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I love to throw those up in the air and watch the seagulls catch them and rip em to pieces.. They pretty butterflies though!!!
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What kinda bassackwards critter eats green tomatoes !?!?!?!?!?
Its a Southern thing
Yup it is
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #13
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Yeppers aint nuttin mo betta in the world than home growed maters. I think somebody even wrote a song about it one time.

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