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Post  newbeone on 6/14/2017, 2:59 pm

They should be called Tomato Bugs Haven't noticed any of them on the squash but they sure like my tomatoes, I've been spraying them at least twice a day and they just keep a coming I think their drawn to the color red, Something else I noticed this year I planted the large Cherry variety , Roma and  Rutgers. The bugs love the cherry and roma but I have not seen one on the Rutgers and they growing right next one another can't tell where one ends and another begins. The difference I see is the cherry and roma tomatoes have a smooth leaf where the Rutgers leaf is fuzzy if that's the case anyone have a suggestion for a smaller fuzzy leafed good tasting tomato.
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Post  sanderson on 6/14/2017, 3:23 pm

I find them each year on different plants.  Dustbuster hand vac.  Then empty in a container of soapy water.  I've only seen one this year and got that one with the Dustbuster.  I keep it charged and at the ready by the back door.     One behavior of this pest is that the adults will hang around the nymphs so you can vacuum the whole family if you are fast enough. hiddenID


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Post  newbeone on 6/14/2017, 9:43 pm

Thanks sanderson ! I will have to look for one of them, should be easer on the plants than spraying them all the time.
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Post  has55 on 6/15/2017, 6:44 pm

@newbeone wrote:They should be called Tomato Bugs Haven't noticed any of them on the squash but they sure like my tomatoes, I've been spraying them at least twice a day and they just keep a coming I think their drawn to the color red, Something else I noticed this year I planted the large Cherry variety , Roma and  Rutgers. The bugs love the cherry and roma but I have not seen one on the Rutgers and they growing right next one another can't tell where one ends and another begins. The difference I see is the cherry and roma tomatoes have a smooth leaf where the Rutgers leaf is fuzzy if that's the case anyone have a suggestion for a smaller fuzzy leafed good tasting tomato.
are you growing squash?
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Post  newbeone on 6/16/2017, 4:23 pm

Yes I've had Spaghetti Squash and zucchini I say had thanks to the SVB, I now have Cocozelle Squash and I have another freebie that's doing quite well not sure what it is but it's covered in yellow flowers, time will tell. I done a little more reading on these bugs and they were saying that there is quite a few species of this bug and only a few actually feed on squash plants, so I guess there's my answer.  
I just went out and took a copula pictures and while I was out there I noticed a fruit set.
 Sorry about the wilted look but I'm reading 101* at ground level in my HOT little micro climate.


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Post  has55 on 6/16/2017, 5:59 pm

they look great. I love squash, but they bring the dreaded squash bug which spreads to my other plants. so I quit growing it.If I had time to search, find and destroy, I would plant it again.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/16/2017, 8:49 pm

@has55 wrote:they look great. I love squash, but they bring the dreaded squash bug which spreads to my other plants. so I quit growing it.If I had time to search, find and destroy, I would plant it again.
Check out tromboncino squash. Easily trellised.  Very versatile as a summer and winter squash. And usually not bothered by squash bug. 
It's become one of my favorites.

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Post  has55 on 6/16/2017, 10:33 pm

rooster, how late can you plant it? is it to late for me? I forgot about it. they talked about it last year.
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