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Help :( Septoria leaf spot

Post  milaneyjane on 7/6/2010, 12:17 pm

The two tomato plants I bought instead of starting from seed have septoria leaf spot and I am afraid it is going to spread quickly to my romas. What can I get at the local store to treat it? I am tempted to just pull those two plants and treat the rest. We have had a lot of rain lately which hasn't helped.

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Post  junequilt on 7/6/2010, 1:17 pm

You have my sympathies! I'm not sure septoria can be cured once it has set in, but you might delay it by pulling off all the visibly infected leaves plus a couple above those. Check with your extension service in MN to find out if any of the currently available sprays will help.

Also, since septoria is soil-borne, I would also immediately pick off all the bottom leaves on my Romas, up to 1 foot off the ground. I hate picking apparently healthy leaves off apparently thriving plants, but it really helps tomato plants stay alive.

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