[Tomato Dirt #126] Protect Your Crop! How to Recognize 5 Kinds of Tomato Wilt
June 22, 2017
Tomato Dirt Newsletter Volume 7, Number 10
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FEATURE: Tomato Wilt: How to Recognize It and What To Do About It
How to Recognize 5 Kinds of Tomato Wilt
Fusarium Wilt: yellowing and wilting on one side of the plant – a leaf, single shoot, branch, or several branches – that moves up the plant as the fungus spreads.
Verticillium Wilt: yellow spots appear on lower leaves, followed by brown veins. Leaves then turn brown and fall off. Infection pattern often resembles a V-shape. Symptoms progress up the stem. And here is a tip-off that your plants have got “vert”: they may wilt during the day and recover at night.
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus: symptoms begin on the top leaves first, while other wilts affect lower leaves and then move upward. And tomatoes infected with TSWV have red or yellow concentric circles on the skin.
Walnut Wilt : yellowing and browning leaves, leaf drop, stunted growth – plus two more notable symptoms: the plant’s stems turn brown or streaked and (most often) you’ve got walnut trees nearby.
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