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Old July 25, 2016   #31
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Screw it. Going to weekly pesticide spray. (Pyganic)
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Old May 27, 2017   #32
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Any idea what this is. It's on some romain lettuce.
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Old March 6, 2018   #33
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Some insects are very beneficial for garden such as Ladybug, Praying Mantis, Spiders, Ground Beetles, Aphid Midges, Braconid Wasp etc. so, keep them in the garden.
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Old April 20, 2019   #34
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I've got REALLY tiny brown ants on the pots of my tomato seedlings, indoors under lights. I do not see them digging in the dirt, and I seldom see them actually on the plants. The seedlings look very healthy, no bites taken out of them, good shade of green, etc. What are they eating?

I have an ongoing battle with fungus gnats, although I'm winning that battle now & only see a stray gnat now & again. I use Gnatrol periodically.

My soil is Master Gardener Bumper Crop Organic Gardener's Gold Potting Soil, to which I added time-release Osmocote 15-15-15 and finely-ground eggshell. I cooked the soil before use.

Friend or foe?

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Old April 20, 2019   #35
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I've got REALLY tiny brown ants on the pots of my tomato seedlings, indoors under lights. I do not see them digging in the dirt, and I seldom see them actually on the plants. The seedlings look very healthy, no bites taken out of them, good shade of green, etc. What are they eating?

I have an ongoing battle with fungus gnats, although I'm winning that battle now & only see a stray gnat now & again. I use Gnatrol periodically.

My soil is Master Gardener Bumper Crop Organic Gardener's Gold Potting Soil, to which I added time-release Osmocote 15-15-15 and finely-ground eggshell.

Friend or foe?
Ants don't cause harm themselves, but usually if you see them they are bringing aphids.
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Any idea what this is. It's on some romain lettuce.
I think it's a borer of some kind. Foe.
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Might it be beneficial to put out ant killer as a precaution? Is there any chance the ants are good for the plants?
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I've got REALLY tiny brown ants on the pots of my tomato seedlings, indoors under lights. I do not see them digging in the dirt, and I seldom see them actually on the plants. The seedlings look very healthy, no bites taken out of them, good shade of green, etc. What are they eating?

I have an ongoing battle with fungus gnats, although I'm winning that battle now & only see a stray gnat now & again. I use Gnatrol periodically.

My soil is Master Gardener Bumper Crop Organic Gardener's Gold Potting Soil, to which I added time-release Osmocote 15-15-15 and finely-ground eggshell. I cooked the soil before use.

Friend or foe?

Are you using mosquito bits? They take care of fungal gnats.
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I always use mosquito bits, and they do not stop the gnats completely. I've had very bad infestations that only succumbed to Gnatrol.
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I always use mosquito bits, and they do not stop the gnats completely. I've had very bad infestations that only succumbed to Gnatrol.
Ah. I keep hearing good things to gnatrol. Sounds pretty effective. I'll probably have to try some in the greenhouse next time.
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I think this one is leaf footed nymph.
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Old July 18, 2019   #42
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There are many. This is a university field guide.
https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/444/444-356/444-356_pdf.pdf
It is depressing the number of those I have seen over the years in my garden.

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Old July 25, 2019   #43
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Egg masses on pepper, squash 'em or keem 'em?
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Egg masses on pepper, squash 'em or keem 'em?
WBC =western bean cutworm.

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