Leafhoppers or grasshoppers
I've got some kind of hopper bugs, probably leafhoppers. They're like small black grasshoppers and it's an infestation. I think they're sucking my tomato foliage dry. Three kinds of tomatoes: Caspian pink, better boys and a celebrity. The Celebrity looks almost dead. Started with spotted leaves that looked like leafhopper damage (when I googled leafhopper damage) and they've dried up. now the other tomatoes are getting bad limbs too. I cut quite a few dried up limbs (but not brown...kind of mottled green and dried, very bad looking) off and put them in a pile. The strange thing is they're producing fine tomatoes. So am I worried for nothing? The hoppers are mostly on the ground, and as I walk they start hopping everywhere. I've been using some Neem oil because I also have flea beetles (on eggplants), but I'm wondering if I should spray all the ground with Neem oil as well? To get rid of the leafhoppers. In addition I have some cucumber beetles, and trying Neem oil on them too. DOesn't seem to be working very well. I have both spotted and striped. I have one honeydew that is growing (the others seem to be stuck in the "fuzzy walnut" stage, but not dying...just stuck on fuzzy). It's deformed and has brown crud on it. Would that be cuke beetle damage? I"m not sure what else to do besides the Neem oil and I feel like I'm losing the bug battle. Oh, one other thing. My peppers are looking good and producing well, but today I found three tiny pepper babies lying on the ground. (THey're the size of peas) Is this a disease, birds or bugs?