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Posted on 01 July 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Online Tool for Diagnosing Tomato Problems

By Michelle Fabio

A world free of tomato-growing problems would be perfect indeed, but Tomato Casual has found a fabulous online tool for when your leaves show brown spots with yellow halos or the blossom ends of your tomatoes turn black.

The Tomato Problem Solver from the Aggie Horticulture team at Texas A & M can help you diagnose and treat your tomato growing difficulties.

From the home page of the user-friendly Tomato Problem Solver, you can choose a general tomato Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 14 June 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Dealing with Tomato Blight

Tomato BlightBy Michael Nolan

Early Blight
Looks like: Darkened spots on the older leaves, with rings. The area around the spot will often turn yellow.

Treatment: The fungus that causes Early Blight can survive through the coldest of winter months in the soil. The only way to avoid Early Blight is to completely remove any affected plants and clean all of the garden debris in the area. Some experts say that copper or sulfur spray will stop the fungus from spreading.

Late Blight
Looks like: Late Blight is what caused the infamous Irish Potato famine. It presents as a gray spot on the leaves that looks almost like a grease spatter, and will often be surrounded by white mold – especially in wet weather.

Treatment: This fungus is Read the rest of this entry »


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