Root and Crown Rot (Tomatoes)
Description: Entire root system is affected. Brown discoloration
is obvious at the base of the stem. Disease progresses
slowly from bottom to top, sometimes causing wilting.
Disease is widespread in tomato growing regions.
soil pH at 6.5 to 7.0. Test soil pH; if it is too acid,
use ground limestone to raise pH. Most garden centers
and farm stores sell ground limestone. Sprinkle SoilGardTM Microbial
Fungicide over seed at time of sowing, before
covering seed with soil. When starting seed indoors,
mix SoilGard with potting soil before seed is sown.