Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I have black spots on my tomato plant leaves and some on the main stem. Will it kill the plant? Can I get rid of it? Will it apread to the soil or other plants? HELP. I see it in most of the greehouses I have been to. Is it to late to find someone with a place to find a clean tomato plant and still plant it and get fruit?
Rate This FAQ
Black spots on your tomato leaves and stem could be a fungal disease. These are commonly called leaf blights or leaf spots. Below is a link to a picture of what the symptoms of this disease typically looks like.
These diseases are promoted by cool, wet conditions like we had this spring. Fungal diseases can spread but there are a few things that you can do to help keep it under control. If there are only a few leaves on your plants that are affected you can remove and discard them. In addition, water early in the morning so that the leaves of the plants will be dry before nightfall and let the soil dry out in between watering. There are fungicides that can be applied but all will have restrictions on how many days between application of the fungicide and when the fruit is safe to eat. If you choose to use one make sure to read the label and follow all of the directions carefully. As the weather clears up this problem will decrease. I have included a link on growing tomatoes that has more information.
If this does not look like what is happening to your tomatoes you can bring a sample into our office at 2001 S. State Street #S1200 and we will help identify the problem.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- Flowering Pear trees. I have some mature "Chanticleer" flowering pears. For the last 2 years, the new foliage has emerged with curled leaves and a white, cottony substance. This condition seems to lessen with the hot weather, but the foliage doesn't seem to totally look healthy like when the trees were younger. What is it and can it be treated?
- I have a large, old walnut tree in my front yard. The bark on the east/northeast side of the tree is separating from the trunk. Is this a sign of disease or other problems? And can I peel the bark off the tree or will that hurt the tree?
- Last fall we removed all of our oregon grape that has been growing for over 20 years to re-landscape a flower bed in our front yard. We put mulch on the bare ground to sit over the winter in hopes to start planting this spring. Now we have several mushroom 'colonies', is what I call it, breaking through the soil, but they are only coming through on half of the 5' x 12' area. I have pulled out the 'first round' of mushrooms, and now twice as mony are coming back, in the same area. How can I get rid of these mushrooms so that we can plant our new daylillies and spirea? I might also add that this area has not received alot of water, although it is next to our driveway where we shovel the snow.
- I have a peach tree that has yellow leaves. Some are dark green but most are yellow.The fruit is small. I live in Ceder Valley I have kept an eye out for bugs and water deep evey other week. could it be iron?
- How can I get rid of Bur Buttercup? We have tried poisons over the past few years with little result. This year we tried a pre-emergent with little to no results. What can we do do get rid of them?
- I have beautiful hosta and fern plants growing outside. How do I protect them so they will survive the winter? Do I need to dig them up and bring them inside?
- I was told there was a worm that eats the goathead or Tribulus Terrestris is that true?
- Will kumquat trees grow in St. George, Utah?