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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Plants are loaded with tomatoes, but leaves look terrible. What is the problem? What is the solution? Thanks.



These are Roma tomatoes

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

blight
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd also say blight.

Sadly, mine are looking much the same. Sad
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Blight, used to have it years ago on tomatoes.Once I started using Planters II and composted goat manure to fertilize the tomatoes never had any more blight.My neighbor
has had it every year he was going to quit planting tomatoes, this year I convinced him to use Planters II plus organic fertilizer and lay off the chemical fertilizer.So
far his tomatoes are beautiful and healthy,I also planted Crimson Clover as a cover crop in his garden last Fall and tilled it in for him this Spring.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Up here there is a condition that often affects tomato plants called LEAF CURL (see link below). I am growing some tomato plants in pots this year for the first time and I made up my own potting mix from some garden soil and some commercial potting mix (which I often wonder about as to what it really is). It really affects the whole plant and fruit production so I doubt it is what you have. My plants (same source) in the regular garden are fine, just the potted ones. I suspect some kind of herbicide contamination in something that was mixed into the potting soil mix. My daughter has the same issue with her potted tomatoes and we used the same soil mixture.
Tomato Leaf Curl ......

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I see mostly early blight and a little leaf spot in your picture.

Prevention;
You want good air flow.
Prune any leaves below the first set of fruit.
Prune off any suckers.
Keep the plant to a single stem.
Space plants out.

Sprays to use as a prevention because once the fungus gets into the leaf there is no cure.
A fungicide containing copper hydroxide.
Fungicides with chlorothalonil or mancozeb will also work.
Spray every 7 to 10 days and cover every spot on the plant.
Any untreated leaves will not be protected.
Unlike bug spray where the bug walks around the plant a fungicide needs to be placed where the fungus spore lands.

If you want to stay organic mix a spray with a couple teaspoons of baking soda a teaspoon of cooking oil and a couple drops of dish soap in 1 gallon of water. This will not kill the fungus but provides a PH environment where the fungus spores can not grow. Repeat the spray every 7 to 10 days and cover every leaf like above.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Blight. Try not to plant maters in the area every year. The growers by me only grow in the same field every 3 years unless it wet line this year and they have to.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had the same problem and at the tractor show last August, I happened to mention to Kim Lund (RR's wife) about my problem. She is an expert in tomatos, and she said to spread baking soda all over my garden in the fall. I spread the soda and this year, so far, my tomatos look great and are thriving! She even sent me some heirloom seeds of which 2 have survived and are doing well. I'll attach a pic of my tomatos later...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote



pics. the 4th pic is of the 2 heirloom tomato seeds Kim Lund gave me. I had plenty of blight last year...


I don't know how the double got in there?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If my soil looks like potting soil, I answered a CL ad for a guy looking to get rid of potting soil, and forgot about it. About a month ago, a guy called and wanted to know if I still wanted the soil. I said yes so he brought over a covered trailer filled with what looked like 60-70 5 gallon buckets filled with potting soil. He had bought a foreclosure and these were in the pole barn. He feels the previous owners had been growing an illegal substance! And most places wanted to charge him to get rid of it...Since my ground is pretty sandy, I am always looking for ways to add organics to it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remove all dead plants at end of season.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Tomato issues Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We burn all our dead plants except the sweet corn. It has to be mowed or disced down so many days after harvest. Has to do with bug resistant traits.
 
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