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Tomato Insects

Root-Knot Nematodes

root-knot nematodes

Have you ever pull up a troubled plant and found knots on the roots? Most likely root-knot nematodes are the root of your problems.

Nematodes are microscopic roundworms that live in the dirt. Many of them are actually beneficial and are used to control pests including grubs, fleas, aphids, beetles, fungus gnats and other pests that inhabit the soil.

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Beneficial Insects for Tomato Plants

beneficial insects

Before you reach for the broad spectrum insecticides remember that not all insects are bad. In fact only 2% of the insect population is destructive and some insects are really good because they feast on the “bad insects.” Many insecticides will kill those good bugs and leave your garden vulnerable to a re-infestation of crop destroying critters.

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