Tomatoes

Biocontrol products for your tomato crop

Biocontrols For Your Tomato Crop

The most common pests that affect greenhouse tomatoes are whitefly, caterpillars/loopers and spider mites. Occasional pests are tomato russet mites, aphids, potato psyllids, and more recently, thrips. Encarsia formosa, a small wasp used for whitefly control, has been used since the 1960’s, and is therefore one of the first commercially available biocontrol agents for the greenhouse industry.

Pest Name

Scientific Name

Suitable Products

Whitefly, Sweet Potato or Greenhouse

Trialeurodes vaporariorum and or Bemisia tabaci

Caterpillars/loopers

Trichoplusia nii and other species

Two-spotted Spider Mite and Carmine Mite

Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus cinnabarinus

Tomato Russet Mite

Aculops lycopersici

Aphids and Potato Aphid

Larger spp. and Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Thrips: Western Flower Thrips

Frankliniella
occidentalis

Fungus gnats & Shore flies in tomato crops grown in organic or soil media

Bradysia spp & Scatella spp.