Armyworms in tomatoes...

Asked June 24, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

We live in northeast Texas, around Texarkana, and we have striped armyworms in our tomato plants, mainly in the fruit. I need to know what we can spray the plants with to kill the worms and still be able to later harvest the fruit and consume it. Thank you in advance for replying...

Bowie County Texas

1 Response

Bacillus thuringiensis is the only thing for caterpillars that I can think of that does not have a waiting period, otherwise, you can use liquid sevin or malathion, but will need to wait the number of days posted on the label before you harvest.