Late Blight (Tomatoes)

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Late Blight


Description: Late blight can be devastating to fruits, stems

and leaves when weather conditions are favorable (long

periods of muggy weather with cool nights and moderately

warm days). Affected plants look as if they were killed

by frost. Both green and ripe fruits become corky brown

on their surfaces and develop a texture resembling that

of an orange peel. The rotten areas remain firm but

make the fruit inedible.

Solution: Spray

Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap

when disease first appears, and repeat at 7-10 day intervals

until weather conditions are no longer favorable. If

late blight is an annual problem, begin spraying at

transplant time and continue through harvest.


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