Thanks for posting the link! I've now got Bt and a couple of other controls in my shed for this spring. Now I've got a good source to turn to for info on which one to use on what bug. Watch out Tomato Hornworms! I'm ready for you this year! Mwaaaahahhhahahah! =P
When I lived in South Florida, I used Bacillus Thuringiensis to kill caterpillars on tomaotes with good success. I haven't needed to use it here in NC because my garden is patrolled by wasps that feed caterpillars to their young.
Honeybee, squash bugs are different from SVBs; they look like stink bugs and are probably in that family, but they suck the juice out of the leaves and kill the plant that way. I do know what Colorado potato beetles look like; they've been attacking my tomatoes this year, for some reason. I just wondered whether that site would have different ideas for dealing with them, although I just basically crush them when I see them.
greenhouse_gal - tomatoes and potatoes are in the same family (you probably already knew that :) so I'm guessing that's why the Colorado potato beetle has taken a liking to them.
I've never seen a CPB - they were not in England when I grew up. Infact there was a bounty on them! A huge amount of money was offered by the British Government for turning in one. I think they have them now, though.
Although I've gardened in Florida and Tennessee I have never grown white potatoes in America. In 2005, I gave up eating them altogether as they are a problem for Type 2 diabetics like me.
I normally don't have a problem with CPB's but they certainly seem to like my tomatoes this year. One of my Opalkas got its stem girdled by one. I pulled it out and replanted it deep enough to cover the girdled area, and it seems to be rebounding.
I am growing potatoes in barrels, but well away from the potager. They are on a bench in front of my studio by the river. Potatoes in barrels, especially raised, don't seem to attract CPBs so far. The only time I tried growing them in the ground in the garden it was as though I'd put in an order for CPBs; they were all over the other veggies and were a scourge for years, even when I no longer planted potatoes. This is my second year trying them again; I had the barrel sitting on the compost bin by the poultry yard last year and that was fine, too.