Tomatoe plants - Knowledgebase Question

Stratford, Co
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Question by lrogowski
August 6, 2009
Leasves are rotting off plants. No apparent bugs. Rainiest spring and summer ever here in Connecticut could that be the cause? Have been cutting out rot but with no foliage will tomatoes stop growing? Also some have brown stains. Help!

Answer from NGA
August 6, 2009
I'm afraid you're right - soggy soils can cause fungal diseases and can also suffocate plant roots. There's not much you can do about the rainy weather and by the time you see fungal diseases, they have usually affected the entire plant. You can try using a fungicide (such as Funginex) but it may be too late for your plants. We'll hold good thoughts - perhaps they will recover. Hope so!

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