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.
Whitefly, Sweet Potato or Greenhouse
Trialeurodes vaporariorum and or Bemisia tabaci
Trichoplusia nii and other species
Two-spotted Spider Mite and Carmine Mite
Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus cinnabarinus
Thrips: Western Flower Thrips
Fungus gnats & Shore flies in tomato crops grown in organic or soil media
Bradysia spp & Scatella spp.