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Tomato Plant Disease that Can Stick Around for Years

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

A tomato plant disease that has the capability of sticking around for years. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Early blight is caused by the soil-borne pathogen Alternaria solani, and this fungus can stick around for years because it overwinters in the soil, even in cold climates. Most early blight cases won’t kill your plants, but it causes bulls-eye-shaped …

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Most Destructive and Deadly Tomato Diseases Not Very Common

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

One of the most destructive and deadly tomato diseases gardeners face that is not very common.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Without a doubt, late blight strikes fear in the heart of all gardeners. It’s one of the most destructive and deadly tomato diseases you could face, but it’s not that common, especially for northern gardeners. It …

Common Diseases that Can Dampen Your Summer Tomato Crops

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

The tomato plant disease known as late blight occurs during periods of cool, rainy weather that may come at the end of a growing season. It looks almost like frost damage on leaves, causing irregular green-black splotches. Fruits may have large, irregular-shaped brown blotches that quickly become rotten. This tomato plant disease fungus also affects potatoes and can be transferred …

Tomato Plant Diseases to Watch Out for this Summer

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

Nothing will ruin a tomato crop plant than diseases like leaf spots and blights that can pop up and ruin your garden party. Don’t let these potential problems scare you away, though. Growing healthy tomato plants is relatively simple when you plant disease-resistant varieties, space plants properly, mulch, and water at least 1 inch per week. Septoria leaf spots is …