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[Tomato Dirt #104] How to Apply Fungicide to Tomatoes
May 26, 2016
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Image: Edward Sikora, Auburn University Extension
To keep your tomatoes healthy, thriving, and fungus-free, you can apply fungicide before any symptoms appear. Set up an anti-fungal treatment program and implement it early in the season and then continue treatment throughout the season.
Applying Fungicide to Tomatoes: FAQs
Q. How do I know if I should use fungicide on my tomato plants?
A. If you know your garden (or your neighbor’s garden) has a history of early blight, late blight, or Septoria leaf spot, then your plants are vulnerable. Use a spray program.
Q. When should I start applying fungicide?
A. Begin before symptoms appear, especially if your plants have had tomato fungus in the past or if you live in warm, humid areas where early blight, late blight, and Septoria leaf spot thrive. You can begin as soon as you set plants in the garden.
Q. What parts of the plant should I spray?
A. Spray upper and lower leaf surfaces, stems, and flowers.
Q. How much should I spray?
A. Thorough coverage is essential. Spray to the point of runoff.
Image: Tomato Dirt
Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
|Serenade Garden Ready-to-Use Disease Control
|Smith 1-Gallon Sprayer for Lawns and Gardens
|Daconil® Fungicide Concentrate
|How to Identify Different Kinds of Tomato Funguses
|How to Identify and Treat Septoria Leaf Spot
|How to Identify and Treat Gray Leaf Spot
|How to Choose a Garden Sprayer that’s Best for You
That’s it for now. More next time.
Until then, happy gardening!