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2024/5/31 21:47:03

Tomato Pest Control Solutions

Tomato is one of the most important vegetables and its production is increasing worldwide. Tomatoes are produced in a wide range of climatic conditions both in open field and greenhouse. 


The tomato life cycle is mainly divided into seven stages: Sowing stage, Germination stage, Seedling stage, Vegetative stage, Flowering stage, Fruiting stage, Harvesting stage.


Accurate growth stage descriptions are very useful in pest management since plant susceptibility to pests varies with the growth stage. Some growth stages can tolerate damage by certain insect pests or diseases whereas in other stages crop damage may result in yield loss.


Whether various pest and disease species that attack tomato will cause economic loss partly depends on the growth stage of the plant. 


Some pests are present throughout the season and can affect tomato at any growth stage. They will only affect the quality or yield at susceptible growth stages. Damage will also depend on the tomato variety grown, and other elements of the ecosystem like natural enemies, weather conditions, fertilizer, water availability and so on. The following table shows when potential injury from common tomato pests and diseases may occur at specific growth stages.

Susceptibility of growth stages to tomato pests

Typical diseases including, 

Growth stage Diseases 






Root rot / Fruit rot (Phytophthora sp.)

Early Blight (Alternaria solani) 

Late blight (Phytophthora infestans

Mosaic virus (TMV) 

Leaf curl virus (TYLCV) 

Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum

Verticillium and Fusarium wilt 

Sclerotinia stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) 

Southern stem rot (Sclerotium rolfsii

Blossom-end rot


Typical pests including, 

Growth stage Pests  






Tomato fruitworm (Heliothis armigera) 

Whiteflies (Bemisia sp.) 

Cutworm (Agrotis sp.) 

Armyworm (Spodoptera sp.) 

Leafminer (Liriomyza sp.)

Tomato leafminer (Tuta absolute)

Spider mites (Tetranychus)

Rootknot nematode (Meloidogyne sp.)

Data source: FAO Tomato Ecological Guide


King Quenson Crop Science Solutions - Tomato


To grow healthy tomato a sophisticated disease, pest and weeds management program is essential. Here, we present our solutions to flexibly apply alone or in a strategic program. Our products are excellent resistance management tools. Together with you we can contribute to a healthy food and a healthy environment, for all.


King Quenson cropscience solutions have already help tomato growers solve many headache problems, if you are interested, please talk with your King Quenson representative or email to King Quenson, From Soil to your Harvest.

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