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I got a bad feeling about this...

Post  Windmere on 7/4/2016, 9:19 pm

Well guys, I am expecting the worst... but what do you think my Yellow Pear tomato has?



Here's a close up:



It looks like it might be blight....
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Re: I got a bad feeling about this...

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Post  Windmere on 7/5/2016, 10:41 am

Yeah, it doesn't look good Scorpio.  I'm in damage control mode.
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Re: I got a bad feeling about this...

Post  camprn on 7/5/2016, 11:54 am

If you diagnose blight, Don't  try to nurse the plant along, rip it out right away, bag it or burn it.

 
https://usablight.org/

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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 7/5/2016, 3:03 pm

Well, there goes my Black Krim. Sad Sorry Windmere for your loss.
I knew it in my heart, but couldn't face it. Thanks for the reminder camprn.
We love them, feed them, celebrate with with them and then RIP!
On the other hand, it's a good excuse for making fried green tomatoes.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/6/2016, 5:01 pm

Late blight and early blight are different organisms. Late blight infected plants get ripped out. But for early blight I hear more about people removing the affected tomato leaves/fruit. And even then, some people start leaving the dead/dying leaves near the end of the season to try to prevent sun-scald on the tomatoes. Also, some people treat early blight with fungicides.  But it's usually just some of the leaves that are affected for most of the season, depending the weather. When it gets give-up-on-the-plant bad it attacks the fruit, too, and then they can't be used for canning because they are half rotten.

... That yellow pear tomato looks like it had gotten to the point of having an infected stem, and there was little chance of salvaging any yield, certainly not enough to increase the risk of infecting nearby plants.

I'm under the impression my tomato plants are likely to get early blight every year no matter what because we have native plants (black nightshade) as a reservoir for airborne spores, and we frequently get fog. Even the resistant varieties aren't fully immune.

I was happy with my yield last year, and the tomato plants look better this year vs last. I've already had to remove a few leaves. But if I can keep them from getting too stressed, the early blight shouldn't reduce my yield too much.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/7/2016, 7:23 pm

Interesting, BPSF! Hope....but I agree, looks like it is getting into the stem here in Wndmere's tomato.
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Re: I got a bad feeling about this...

Post  Windmere on 7/8/2016, 12:12 pm

Camprn, thanks for that link to the late blight website.  I was glad to see that we don't have a late blight problem here in my area.

Ok, I'm not advocating what I'm about to say, so please don't beat me up.

A day after I posted that picture of the early blight ridden Yellow Pair tomato, I applied Daconil to all my tomato plants (between heavy rains).  The blight on all my tomatoes stopped in its tracks and all new growth is clean.  There is a clear line between diseased leaves and healthy leaves where it stopped (not unlike the line of stopped worm damage when I apply BT Thuricide to leafy veggies).

Do with that what you will. Rolling Eyes
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Post  yolos on 7/8/2016, 12:30 pm

It worked for me this year.  Of course I stopped using it and the EB is back again.  But I have so many tomatoes I am just letting them go now.
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Re: I got a bad feeling about this...

Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/8/2016, 6:59 pm

I am no one's judge. A conscience is what some lack, not you, Windmere.
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Re: I got a bad feeling about this...

Post  Windmere on 7/9/2016, 7:53 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:I am no one's judge.  A conscience is what some lack, not you, Windmere.  
Thanks so much for your vote of confidence Scorpio.  Living in the subtropic (ha ha) south, I guess we don't have many options when it comes to ubiquitous fungal diseases.
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