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QUESTION: Spots on tomatoes

comments (11) July 6th, 2010 in Gallery

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GmaSandi GmaSandi, member
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What happened? I had 4 like this.
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What happened? I had 4 like this.Click To Enlarge

What happened? I had 4 like this.


I'm not sure what caused this problem, Haven't seen anymore of them.


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Comments (11)

benjackson80 writes: This is bad.
Posted: 3:32 am on October 4th
ray1988 writes: blight is on trees it is scaly will look like limb is shrivled you must cut all of it off or it will spread to other trees fast
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 22nd
ray1988 writes: tomatoes can live with no water once established only water once a week about half gallon each plant
Posted: 5:19 pm on August 22nd
yayama writes: I agree with JMTaylor; Blossom End Rot. For more information, Cornell University is a good resource.
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Tomato_BlossRt.htm
Posted: 4:05 am on August 19th
GmaSandi writes: I'm pretty regular with watering, letting it flow slow and deep every other day. The soil in this raised bed is sandy loam from an orchard, used potting soil and manure, with some compost, mostly near the top. The lettice at the other end of the bed was all pulled up and had a lot of dusty, pale grey powdery stuff that smelled moldy all around the roots. Before I could dig it out, my husband had mixed it into all the soil, though not at the other end under the tomatoes. Possibly it's traveled to the tomatoes? Should this soil be all replaced? It's not planted or being watered right now.
Posted: 11:30 am on July 20th
kimbell1942 writes: Glenda 60: I would suggest keeping the tomatoes evenly watered, not letting the soil get too dry or too wet should help here.
Posted: 9:20 am on July 20th
joe_massie writes: Actually it depends on the type of blight as to whether it can survive without a host plant. "Currently the late blight pathogen is only known to be able to survive on living host plant tissue (which includes tubers) in the US."

http://www.longislandhort.cornell.edu/vegpath/late_%20blight_gardeners_2010.pdf

Posted: 7:49 pm on July 12th
Anne10 writes: Yes you have blight and blight is a fungus. Clean up the area around the tomato's and put sulfur on the plant and on the ground. The next growing season plants onions. Onions will stops the growth of fungus so you can use that area after the onions. Blight will always be in the ground but with the onions help so it is more manageable.
Posted: 7:11 am on July 12th
Glenda60 writes: *JMTaylor, regarding how does one test for "Blossom end Rot"?
I am loosing my whole crop of 24 plants to what I believe is the End Rot...I am in the Desert and dirt is very much clay..
Worked the soil all winter long, it's better than it was, and Tomato Plants are thriving but not my actual Tomatoes...
and advise is appreciated...
Thank you
Posted: 11:47 pm on July 10th
JMTaylor writes: I don't know what blight looks like (most cause some sort of damage to leaves or stems), but what I see in the photo looks like 'blossom end rot' to me. It is a physiological (not disease) problem caused by a calcium nutrition and water balance problems. It is aggravated by high soil salt content or low soil moisture. It is most common in sandy soils. Maintaining an even soil moisture is the cure...
Posted: 9:46 am on July 8th
joe_massie writes: Unfortunately it looks like blight to me.
Posted: 1:01 pm on July 7th
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