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Post  landarch on 5/22/2016, 9:32 pm

Can anyone help identify what's up with my tomato leaves?  I am not good at matching my leaf problems with disease pics found online...start of a bacterial leaf spot?...don't see any flea beetles.  Other tomatoes I have are about 50% riddled with tiny, tiny holes.



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Post  camprn on 5/22/2016, 9:46 pm

That looks like flea beetle damage to me. Are you watering at ground level or using a sprinkler?

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Post  landarch on 5/22/2016, 10:28 pm

Camp...I started these from seed and always watered from below, they've been planted for several weeks and we've had a fair amount of rain with about 50/50 chance of rain about for the next 4-5 days.

I planted them about 12" deep so there are not alot of lower leaves to remove.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/23/2016, 8:10 am

Flea beetles don't always hang around on the plant they've been perforating. I know they're responsible for terrorizing my mizuna this year, but I rarely spot any on the mizuna. The black/brown ones are impossible to see if they've jumped off into the dirt, and even the yellow striped ones are hard to spot on a dark background.
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Post  landarch on 5/23/2016, 10:45 am

I've sent some pics to the county extension office for some feedback.

I'll also swing by a garden center over lunch to have them check my phone pics.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/23/2016, 12:00 pm

I vote flea beetles.  Didn't know they liked tomatoes tho.  They sure do like basil!  I don't worry about them in my garden... they don't eat much.

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Post  camprn on 5/23/2016, 7:06 pm

Flea beetles are self-limiting and your plants will survive. They will look gastly for a while but never fear . By the middle of this summer your plants will be thriving without any treatment for flea beetles. At least that has been my experience over the many years of gardening.

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Post  sanderson on 6/27/2016, 2:31 am

Tomatoes with cabbage butterfly green caterpillars:

Half of the tall tomatoes have this disease/condition:

Including one of the Snow Fairy tomatoes which were a healthy winner last year. I'm afraid it's one of the "wilt" diseases.

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Post  yolos on 6/27/2016, 9:36 am

Oh no Sanderson.  Can't help with the identification of a possible disease.  I assume you know if this would be heat related or herbicide drift.  Maybe take some leaves and pictures to the county extension office if you have one nearby.
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/27/2016, 10:02 am

Sorry to see that leaf curl. There is a lot of info about possible causes. I think the worst case scenario would be a virus. But maybe it is just the heat and dry conditions.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-leaves-curling.htm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/27/2016, 11:49 am

The cabbage butterfly worms eat tomatoes??? Shocked
Geeze...and the hornworm eats peppers. I wish these bugs would stay within their own category.
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Post  sanderson on 6/27/2016, 12:39 pm

Don't forget the squash bugs on my tomatoes and baby grasshoppers on everything.

It's not just upward leaf curl, the whole stems are dying. Sad

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