Tag Archives: tomato diseases

Sclerotinia Diseases in the Vegetable Garden

Last week was our annual tour of commercial vegetable growers in West Feliciana Parish. AgCenter personnel and several of the commercial growers met and spent the morning touring the various growers’ operations. We saw some early blight on tomatoes, but … Continue reading

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Recent Rains Bring on Diseases in the Garden

André Brock and I visited a 100-year-old gardener in West Feliciana Parish the other day.  This gentleman has a beautiful garden and said he spends an hour a day tending to it, although his daughter helps with the harvesting as … Continue reading

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it’s Time to Control Early Blight on Tomatoes

Visited several commercial vegetable growers in Livingston Parish with Kenny Sharpe yesterday. Starting to see early blight showing up on tomatoes at various locations and one tomato field with bacterial speck causing a significant amount of damage on the variety … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (June 22, 2011)

I taught a Master Gardeners class in Avoyelles Parish yesterday evening and in appreciation Dr. Carlos Smith and members of the class presented me with this beautiful bouquet. It’s not everyday that you get a bouquet of tomato flowers, especially … Continue reading

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Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato: Samples Wanted

Southern bacterial wilt is a major problem on tomato in Louisiana. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, and symptoms usually develop in late spring or early summer once the weather warms up.  The most obvious symptom is the sudden (seemingly … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (May 10, 2011)

Received these photos of leaf mold on tomato from Kenny Sharpe in Livingston Parish. This disease is caused by the fungus Fulvia (Cladosporium) fulva and is typically more of a problem on greenhouse tomatoes or transplants coming out of the greenhouse … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (April 14, 2011)

Received the first sample of the season of tomato spotted wilt virus from northern Livingston Parish. It was found in two locations several miles apart. Both samples were of Celebrity tomatoes that had not even set fruit yet. This virus is … Continue reading

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