What are those funny little white flies on my plants?
These are called whiteflies (entomologists are notoriously skilled at naming their insects), the most common insect pest in the greenhouse. There are a number of different kinds - greenhouse whitefly, silverleaf whitefly, sweetpotato whitefly, banded wing whitefly, etc. - but the bottom line is that tomato plants would be better off without any of them. Whiteflies suck the sap from plant leaves and, in the process, can spread some very serious viral diseases that infect tomatoes, peppers, and other plants.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Current and prospective greenhouse vegetable growers can learn about the specialized production method during Mississippi State University’s 2024 Greenhouse Vegetable Short Course on Feb. 27-28. The course will be held at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Magnolia Building in Verona from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to greenhouse vegetable producers throughout the Southeast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Vegetable growers soon will have two chances to learn about managing pests on produce in greenhouses and high tunnels.
There’s nothing more satisfying than homegrown tomatoes. You don’t have to be a gardening expert to grow delicious tomatoes in your backyard. Here are a few tips that will help you grow the best looking (and tasting) tomatoes out there: