Biological information: Common name: Pigweed Scientific name: Amaranthus retroflexus Family or class: Amaranthaceae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Rapidly over topping shorter crops. Increasing stem growth and deploying leaves. Tall, erect to bushy plants with simple oval to diamond shaped alternate leaves with small greenish flowers. Life cycle: Emerges after spring frost date. … Continue reading Pigweed

Tomato Hornworm

Biological Information: Common Name: Tomato Hornworm / Five Spotted Hawk Moth Scientific: Manduca quinquemaculata Family: Sphingidae Symptoms and/or signs to watch out for: Leaf / fruit damage, droppings on leaves, fruit, ground. Damage to plants in the Solanaceae family, usually tomatoes, sometimes Life cycle: Eggs - laid on low foliage, 5-8 days to hatch Larva … Continue reading Tomato Hornworm