Archive for Category: Disease

  • While blight resistant tomato varieties are not immune to early blight or late blight, they have a stronger resilience than other types of tomatoes. By growing blight resistant tomatoes, you have a better chance at cultivating a healthy crop. Tomato blight is a common problem that attacks tomato leaves, stems, and fruit. There are two […]

    Blight Resistant Tomato Varieties

    While blight resistant tomato varieties are not immune to early blight or late blight, they have a stronger resilience than other types of tomatoes. By growing blight resistant tomatoes, you have a better chance at cultivating a healthy crop. Tomato blight is a common problem that attacks tomato leaves, stems, and fruit. There are two types: early blight and late blight. Both are caused by different types of fungi. Early blight attacks leaves and stems. It causes plants to under produce. Late...
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  • Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s foliage, stems, and even fruit. Early blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Alternaria solani, which over-winters in the soil and infected plants. Affected plants underproduce. Leaves may drop, leaving fruit open to sunscald. Early blight’s Latin name is […]

    Tomato Blight: How to Identify and Treat Early Blight in Tomatoes

    Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s foliage, stems, and even fruit. Early blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Alternaria solani, which over-winters in the soil and infected plants. Affected plants underproduce. Leaves may drop, leaving fruit open to sunscald. Early blight’s Latin name is sometimes confused with a form of tomato rot, alternaria, a different tomato problem altogether. To muddle matters further, early blight is...
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  • Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s leaves, stems, and even fruit. Late blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, which also affects potatoes. The fungus was responsible for the Irish potato famine of 1845. It over-winters in infected potato tubers and perennial weeds […]

    Tomato Blight: How to Identify and Treat Late Blight in Tomatoes

    Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s leaves, stems, and even fruit. Late blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, which also affects potatoes. The fungus was responsible for the Irish potato famine of 1845. It over-winters in infected potato tubers and perennial weeds (such as nightshade.) As the tubers and perennial seeds germinate during a new growing season, the fungus spreads to surrounding plants. What does...
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  • What is Serenade® Garden Disease Control? Serenade Garden, among other modes of action, elicits plant responses that trigger your flowers, vegetables and lawns to fight against a broad spectrum of the most common fungal and bacterial garden diseases. You can harvest and eat fruits and vegetables the same day they are treated and labeled uses […]

    Serenade® In the Tomato Patch

    What is Serenade® Garden Disease Control? Serenade Garden, among other modes of action, elicits plant responses that trigger your flowers, vegetables and lawns to fight against a broad spectrum of the most common fungal and bacterial garden diseases. You can harvest and eat fruits and vegetables the same day they are treated and labeled uses of bacillus subtilis (QST 713) do not pose a risk to bees or beneficial insects. What is the active ingredient in Serenade Garden? Serenade Garden...
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  • Damping off, a generic term for a group of deadly seedling diseases, is fatal for tomato seedlings. It can be caused by several different fungi (Pythium, Rhizoctonia or Phytophthorathat) which attack tomato seeds, tender stems, and roots. Tomatoes are most affected in humid conditions, especially if the soil is cold and wet. Young seedlings or […]

    Damping Off Disease in Tomatoes

    Damping off, a generic term for a group of deadly seedling diseases, is fatal for tomato seedlings. It can be caused by several different fungi (Pythium, Rhizoctonia or Phytophthorathat) which attack tomato seeds, tender stems, and roots. Tomatoes are most affected in humid conditions, especially if the soil is cold and wet. Young seedlings or plants are most susceptible. An epidemic of damping off disease can be a disastrous way to begin a new tomato season. Although fungi live in the soil...
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