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Jul 22, 2012 6:16 PM CST
|These just suddenly died. I pulled them and noticed right at the base of the plant looked funny? What could this be? The roots look good to me too. I havent seen anything like this before or couldn't locate in any books. |
Jul 22, 2012 7:08 PM CST
|This looks like Southern Blight to me. |
See the little tan sclerotia (circular growths) in these images. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp272 (Figure 4)
..."In addition, numerous tan, round, or irregular mustard-seed-sized sclerotia are produced on affected plant parts and the surrounding soil surface..."
Jul 22, 2012 7:16 PM CST
|WOW, that looks to be it! Great information too. Hope I can get thru the rest of the summer and not lose any more. |
Jul 22, 2012 7:34 PM CST
|You're welcome, Dawn. |
I hope the rest of your plants do well and give you lots of yummy tomatoes!
I'm still waiting to taste the first of this year's crop...nothing but green, so far.
Jul 23, 2012 6:56 PM CST
|I hope I can treat the soil. Not sure what to do. I think I'm going to try and grow something in there in the fall. I'll till it up real good and add as much organic matter as I can. Not sure what to do really.|
Jul 23, 2012 7:57 PM CST
|Maybe grow some pollinator attracting flowers in that spot for awhile? Perhaps radishes or something similar would grow there as well.|