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Post  littlejo on 7/4/2012, 10:17 pm

I have found these bugs in my garden. They are on ground cherries, asparagus ferns(doesn't appear to be bothering asparagus) pumpkin, potatoes, squash, cukes. Anyone know what they are or what to do about them?





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Post  littlejo on 7/6/2012, 1:13 pm

I thought I'd just add this to my post so I'd have a record of when it was found.

This was found at the base of a tomato stem. Don't know if it could be a fungus, don't now what a fungus look like. Sort of feathery. Don't know what or if I should put something on it. Thanks, Jo







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Post  camprn on 7/6/2012, 1:45 pm

Jo, if I were you, I would put in a call or go see my Extension Service Ag agent with a sample.

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Post  elliephant on 7/6/2012, 2:10 pm

The bugs look to be the nymph stage of something. Easier to squash them now than as adults, especially as they like to hang around in groups.

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Post  littlejo on 7/6/2012, 2:23 pm

Thanks for the reply Camprn. I think it is southern blight. I looked on the net, and the pics look like this. I went to extension service last yr for root-knot nematodes. They were ok with disease/ bug identification, but, were not able to help when I let them know I was doing SFG. The Master Gardners could not even do recomendations or even talk about SFG. I got the impression that SFG is sort of taboo. I just don't see why the foundation would move here. Maybe they can change the mind-set of these 'southern folks'

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Post  camprn on 7/6/2012, 3:02 pm

@littlejo wrote:Thanks for the reply Camprn. I think it is southern blight. I looked on the net, and the pics look like this. I went to extension service last yr for root-knot nematodes. They were ok with disease/ bug identification, but, were not able to help when I let them know I was doing SFG. The Master Gardners could not even do recomendations or even talk about SFG. I got the impression that SFG is sort of taboo. I just don't see why the foundation would move here. Maybe they can change the mind-set of these 'southern folks'

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I think that this is not a sfg issue but a horticultural disease issue.

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Post  Pollinator on 7/6/2012, 3:26 pm

@littlejo wrote:I have found these bugs in my garden. They are on ground cherries, asparagus ferns(doesn't appear to be bothering asparagus) pumpkin, potatoes, squash, cukes. Anyone know what they are or what to do about them?






The top photo is assassin bug nymphs - highly beneficial. When they first hatch out, they tend to hang together, which is not so good, because they also tend to eat each other. You'll wind up with more, if you can separate them. I handle them by handling the leaves they are on - they can bite.

The bottom photo is an adult assassin bug. One of their favorite foods is Japanese beetles. They also love tomato hornworms and just about any caterpillar or other soft-bodied insect.

I am always grateful to find these in my garden, and I do all I can to encourage and protect them. That way I have very few pests in my garden.
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