I have discussed tomato growing in one of my earlier articles. This article is more about various problems which we face while growing tomatoes. So here are the top 8 pests which may prevent you from getting your desired results though not in the same order.
Most Dangerous Tomato Pests:
They are very tiny caterpillars and suck the juice out of the plant. Severe attack results in a chewed stem which can easily be seen on an infected plant.
These are cylindrical in shape and greenish in color. You would find them underside of leaves. They have a voracious appetite and can eat up most of the plant in a couple of days.
These results in purplish veins in the leaves of the plant.
They form webs on the underside of the plant.
It is one of the most problematic areas of tomato growing. These are tiny little (often microscopic), worms which infest the soil. I have written a separate article on nematodes and their control. You can find the article here.
They feed on plant juices and leave behind a sticky residue.
How to Prevent The Tomato Pests:
There are several ways to fight those problems. It is very easy to get tempted to opt for chemical pesticides but the bad news is that many of the pests have developed resistance to the chemicals. So to solve the problem we must give organic methods a chance.