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Totally Tasty Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in backyard gardens.  With each plant capable of producing 8-10 pounds of fruit or more, good gardeners may have more tomatoes than they can eat.  If you lack a green thumb, tomatoes are easy to find at farmers markets, roadside stands, and even grocery stores. Botanically, the tomato is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/28/totally-tasty-tomatoes/

Plant Bugs Terrorize Tomatoes

Plant bug nymphs are always ready to eat, especially vegetables. Plant bug adult Neither heat, nor drought, or seldom pesticides will keep the leaf footed plant bug off your tomatoes and other vegetables. This insect sucks juices from your fruit or vegetable leaving light colored marks on your fruit caused by cell distortion. Both nymphs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/06/plant-bugs-terrorize-tomatoes-2/

Plant Bugs Terrorize Tomatoes

Plant bug nymphs are always ready to eat, especially vegetables. Plant bug adult Neither heat, nor drought, or seldom pesticides will keep the leaf footed plant bug off your tomatoes and other vegetables. This insect sucks juices from your fruit or vegetable leaving light colored marks on your fruit caused by cell distortion. Both nymphs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/06/plant-bugs-terrorize-tomatoes/

Scouting Northwest Florida Tomatoes

Blossom End Rot Identification of pests affecting crops is the first part of designing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  Scouting is an important part of any IPM program.  Once you identify problem pests, management decisions can be made such as changing cultural practices, using biological control methods or by applying pesticides.  By scouting and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/11/scouting-northwest-florida-tomatoes/

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