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2brothersyardcare
07-24-2009, 10:56 AM
what can i spray on tomato's to keep bugs away but not kill the plant?

kirk1701
07-24-2009, 11:31 AM
what can i spray on tomato's to keep bugs away but not kill the plant?

Senvin-5 dust

2brothersyardcare
07-24-2009, 04:15 PM
sorry man i have no clew what that is

phasthound
07-24-2009, 06:02 PM
sorry man i have no clew what that is

First, are you sure you have bugs? If so, what kind? maybe you have a disease? If so, what kind?
Second, if a pesticide is required make sure you do not apply it within the days before harvest listed on the label.

You're not doing this professionally, right?

2brothersyardcare
07-24-2009, 09:23 PM
no im not a professional im looking for something organic too keep bugs away should have said that

phasthound
07-24-2009, 11:52 PM
no im not a professional im looking for something organic too keep bugs away should have said that

Good for you, that does make a difference.
Google organic pesticides for tomatoes.

93Chevy
07-25-2009, 12:03 AM
Neem oil and Hot pepper wax are 2 organic alternatives.

Permetherin and carbaryl are effective and safe, but not organic.

kirk1701
07-25-2009, 12:36 AM
sorry man i have no clew what that is

Opps, didn't catch that type-O sorry.

It's not organic but meant to say Sevin-5 Dust.

Low think I'll use spell checker this time :sleeping:

2brothersyardcare
07-25-2009, 09:33 AM
thanks guys

RigglePLC
07-25-2009, 10:41 AM
Neem oil or the organic product Azadractin (maybe it is the same stuff). Pyrthrins. BT. Also try sticky traps for insects. Also try, insect predators--like praying mantis, ant lions, lady bugs.

44DCNF
07-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Safer brand insect killing soap. Diatomaceous earth. Safer makes a caterpiller killer that will handle the hormworms. The first one I mentioned is aimed at mites aphids, and other smaller bugs. I think the DE should get the hormworms though, but I haven't had them here yet. I've had good result with the first two I mentioned.

Runner
07-25-2009, 10:55 PM
My neighbor has been using the dust out of his grill (charcoal ashes), and I am amazed at just how well this stuff works.

ted putnam
07-26-2009, 12:02 AM
My neighbor has been using the dust out of his grill (charcoal ashes), and I am amazed at just how well this stuff works.

Good to know...I've got a smoker right out by my tomato plants. I wonder if it would give the tomatoes a smokey flavor:laugh:

DA Quality Lawn & YS
07-26-2009, 06:59 PM
How about Eight (brand) garden dust? Works for me.

Think Green
07-26-2009, 08:52 PM
Runner,
Are the ash's-- spread on the foliage or applied around the bush?
I would think that the dust on the foliage would smother the plant, unsimilar to delta dust or sevin. Tomato's are Berries!
The only thing that comes to mind on my grill---is the flies that are always around the oil can. Mesquite flavored tomato's will definately be an addition to this years crops. LOL!

I believe that the raw Potassium is futile on some of the chewing and sucking insects. Maybe it is the oily residues from beef or chicken that repells them....??? Not around my house!!!????!!!!?!?!?!?!?!

Runner
07-27-2009, 01:06 AM
Yeah, he spreads them right over the leaf areas. He does all his veggies and greens (collard).

Think Green
07-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Potash--------can't go wrong!!!! Natural!!??