Lower Leaves Yellowing on Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Ozark, MO
Question by rjpug99
June 30, 2000
Why are the leaves turning yellow on the bottom of the tomatoes?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2000

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Jan,

When lower leaves turn yellow it is usually a sign of temporary droughty soil conditions or of a lack of nitrogen. If nematodes are infesting the root system the plants may also exhibit such symptoms. Nematodes are primarily a problem in sandy soils. They are best managed by planting resistant varieties of tomatoes (those with an "N" after the variety name, such as Celebrity VFN).

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