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Johnmark from Dunnellon, Fl. writes

Will Fertilome Borer, Bagworm, Tent Caterpillar & Leaf miner Spray control pickleworms?

Our winter wasn't very strong and the heat has set in early. I have a bad infestation of pickleworms in my cucumber plants! My local agricultural division of the local college, University of Florida recommended a farm pesticide called Entrust, which has the same active ingredient Spinosad, and said it is OMRI listed, and I am trying to grow as organically as possible. Is this safe to use and popularly effective?


Fertilome Borer, Bagworm, Tent Caterpillar & Leaf miner Spray is not labeled for pickleworms specifically but it is labeled for worms in general on cucumbers. We have not had any feedback on efficacy for pickleworms but you can contact the manufacturer, VPG, directly to see if they have found their product to be effective for pickleworms. You can reach VPG at 888-583-5296.

Answer last updated on: 05/02/2012

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