Re: [tomato] fertilizer question

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 08:37:45 -0700

At 12:28 PM 1/21/01 +0000, you wrote:
>To whom it may concern,
>I have a question regarding tomato fertilizer. does anyone know if there 
>is a correlation between fertilizer quantity and quality and pest 
>infestation, particularly tetranychus urticae (spider mites).
>leads to any academic journals are prefered.

Spider mites thrive in hot, dry, dusty conditions. Fertilizer has no effect 
as far as I know. To get rid of spider mites, mist water or blast them off 
plants with sprays of water.  Margaret L