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  • Helicoverpa armigera -- Control -- United States,
  • Heliothis zea -- Control -- United States

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Statementprepared by Science and Education Administration
SeriesLeaflet - Dept. of Agriculture ; no. 367, Leaflet (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 367
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Pagination[6] p. :
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Open LibraryOL14207868M

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Helicoverpa zea, commonly known as the corn earworm, is a species (formerly in the genus Heliothis) in the family Noctuidae. The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural it is polyphagous (feeds on many different plants) during the larval stage, the species has been given many different common names, including the cotton bollworm and the tomato : Insecta. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilcox, Joseph, Investigations of the tomato fruitworm. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The species originated in western South America and Central America. The Nahuatl (Aztec language) word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word tomate, from which the English word tomato derived. Its domestication and use as a cultivated food may have originated with the indigenous Clade: Angiosperms. Getting Rid of Tomato Fruitworm. Dispose of any infested fruit and avoid planting near corn because having two food sources can be an even more enticing lure for tomato fruitworm. Parasitic wasps can help control populations, and you can also sprinkle plants with diatomaceous earth. If all else fails, you may need to turn to chemical pesticides.

This concept of mass releases of Trichogramma for fruitworm control was evaluated as a component of a tomato IPM program on fresh market tomatoes in Mexico (Trumble and Alvarado-Rodriguez, ). The mass-release component consisted of weekly releases of , T. pretiosum per hectare over a 5–9 week period. While this was effective in Author: James F. Walgenbach. In experiments on the control of Heliothis armígera, Hb., on tomato in Utah in , when infestation was more severe than in , a dust of natural cryolite and maize flour gave per cent, control. Natural cryolite mixed with talc or tobacco dust gave similar results, while undiluted calcium arsenate and a bait of natural cryolite and maize meal were less : H. E. Dorst.   2 Treated by Mr. Wilcox for fruitworm control, checked for pinworm control. The results of insecticidal treatment during and indicate that cryolite and conditioned cuprous cyanide were probably the most effective materials used against the tomato pinworm. Phenothiazine was just as effective in some cases, but not in all. Calcium arsenateCited by: 5.   The tomato fruitworm usually affects unripe tomatoes and causes considerable damage. Here's how to spot these pests, what they are, and organic methods to control them. What Is the Tomato Fruitworm? You're watering the garden, admiring your lovely tomatoes when suddenly you notice a hole. It looks like a woodpecker started pecking a green tomato or some crazed gardener took a drill to the .

Tomato Pinworm Control. The first step toward tomato pinworm control is cultural. End of season clean-up is essential for the prevention of future contamination. Garden debris should be cleared and burned and the soil should be turned under to deeply bury any overwintering pupae of the tomato eating worms. Monitoring for Potato Aphid and Tomato Fruitworm Relative Toxicities of Insecticides and Miticides Used in Tomatoes to Natural Enemies and Honey Bees Insect, Mite, and Other Invertebrate Management.   Tomato Fruitworm. Problem: You find holes in the green, unripe tomatoes. When you cut the ripe tomato open, a little worm falls out of the tomato. The area near the worm displays damaged fruit – gray, mealy, nasty. This is the tomato fruitworm, also called the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea. Q&A related to Tomato Fruitworm. is merit safe to use in vegetable gardens? Is washing the tomato after using Fung-onil good enough or should you peel tomatoes before eating?; can I apply this product prior to setting out tomatoe plants? Do you use Bonide Rot-Stop Tomato Blossom End Rot on the plants or just the ground the plants are in?; How close to growing tomato plants can I safely treat.