Do you have a vegetable garden
If some the symptoms occur on your crop, then maybe the doer is tomato/potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli), they are kind of pest that can cause the number and size of tubers to shrink, while in tomatoes they can cause the plant to produce small and poor-quality or even prevent fruit forming.
Recently, many tomato gardeners in New Zealand also disappointing because of miserable their, and it is possible that the pest called psyllid is the caused. MAF Biosecurity New Zealand says there is been so much interest among home gardeners in the damage caused by the psyllid that it has distributed a fact sheet about the pest to more than 300 garden
The cause of psyllid in tomatoes can cause small and poor quality fruits even they can prevent fruit forming. In
For many time, psyllid found in
They remain nymps for between 12 and 21 days and then grow to two millimeters in length and begin to feeds on the underside of leaves. Adult psyllid are 3-4 millimeters in length with long and clear wings.
They cause the damage in
Check plant regularly from sign of eggs, nymphs and adult psyllid. Beware of unknown yellowing leaves.
Get separated infested plants from un-infested one and then destroyed the infested one. If you purchase
In greenhouse or outdoor bed, hang yellow sticky traps close to the tops of the pant which infested by psyllid.
Avoid keeping any psyllid -infested plants in greenhouses over the winter
Let the psyllid predators like damsel bugs, bigeye bugs, minute pirate bugs or ladybird.
White and silver reflective ground coverings are reported to reduce psyllid infestations.
Use trusted and unharmed insecticides including organic insecticides to control the psyllid. Consult with your home garden center as to what may most effective for you.
When use pesticides, focused on