Having Tomato Disease Problems? Identification Key


Growing tomatoes can be made much easier if, as a gardener, you know how to look for various problems that can arise. Many times a tomato plant can fall under the “spell” of several problems but is misdiagnosed.

  • Some viruses spread to the whole plant, while others do not.
  • Some viruses are geographically centered.
  • Dark brown spots normally indicate bacteria on a plant.

Indoors or out providing all the information available helps greatly in identifying and diagnosing the potential cause.

Thanks to Cornell, they have an informative guide from Vegetable MD Online, has dozens of leaf symptoms with picture and synopsis guides of each one. Certain viruses are more common in certain parts of the country, and some bacteria only effect parts of the plant, while others destroy all of it. Check out:

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