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Tomato Insects: hornworm, fruitworm, cutworms and leaf insects: aphids, flea beetles, leafhoppers, thrips, whiteflies & spider mite

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

In my last column, I discussed the types of diseases which typically plague tomatoes in Missouri, and gave a few examples of each type. This week, I would like to cover a few of the major insect pests that you will need to keep a lookout for when growing those prize winning tomatoes.
One of the more dramatic insects

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