Saturday, July 17, 2010
garden update-tobacco-pests and issues
The following two pictures are of damage done to a plant in approximately 24 hours by worms. The worms have tell tale signs that they leave behind on the leaves. Large holes and chunks are generally gone from the plant and there is almost always worm poop left behind. The poops generally show up near the stalk and where leaves attach. The poops are little round balls that are black. When finding worm damage the easiest control method is to physically inspect each plant carefully. This means looking at the tops and bottoms of every leaf on all of the plants. The worms get very large and ugly if allowed to and will decimate a crop in short order.