Tag Archive: tomato

Southern Blight Found in Holmes County Tomatoes

Southern blight (caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.) was found at two different tomato farms in Holmes County this week. Southern Blight is a serious fungal disease affecting diverse crops grown around the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is called “white mold” in peanuts and is a major disease across the Southeast. Since …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/06/20/southern-blight-found-in-holmes-county-tomatoes/

Spotted Wilt Virus in Tomato

Tomatoes, though a  joy to eat, are not the easiest crop to grow.  An Escambia County grower recently brought in a sample showing unusual patterns on the green fruit.  When he cut the fruit open, he noticed discoloration on the inside.  The issue was visually diagnosed as tomato spotted wilt virus. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/06/19/spotted-wilt-virus-in-tomato/

Scouting Northwest Florida Tomatoes

Identification of pests affecting crops is the first part of designing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  Scouting is an important part of any IPM program.  Once you identify problem pests, management decisions can be made such as changing cultural practices, using biological control methods or by applying pesticides.  By scouting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2012/05/11/scouting-northwest-florida-tomatoes/