Diazinon sprayed on tomato plants?

Asked May 17, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT

Is it safe for plants w afids etc,tomato plants w blooms and small tomato's on plant

Bay County Florida

1 Response

Hello,

Diazinon was removed from the market in 2004 due to safety concerns, so we cannot recommend use of that insecticide. For more information about that product you should refer to http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/Diazgen.html

Insecticidal soaps or oils labeled for use in vegetable gardens can be used for aphid management. Be sure to follow all label instructions including temperature limitations to avoid scorching plants. Also, check your plants for predatory insects that are feeding on the aphids – many times they do a good job of reducing populations to a tolerable level. Here is an article with photos of examples of beneficial insects you may find in your Florida garden http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/04/07/stop-and-take-notice-of-beneficial-insects/

Julie B McConnell

UF/IFAS Extension Faculty, Horticulture

Bay County Extension

Email juliebmcconnell@ufl.edu

http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/bay/

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