Pests and diseases of Tomato The following are a lists of tomato pests and diseases and their control methods Cricket and Beetle pest of tomatoes Effects of cricket and beetle pests of tomato These eat up leaves or cut off young seedlings and cause damage to crops.
How to Control Cricket and Beetle pest of tomatoes:
Spray with insecticides, e.g. Vetox 85
Diseases of Tomato and control methods
Fusarim Wilt (root rot):
Fusarim Wilt (root rot) is a fungal disease (Fusarium oxysporium) which is spread by wind. Symptoms of Fusarim Wilt (root rot) of tomato include gradual dropping of leaves followed by wilting and drying up of leaves of the whole plant.
Control of Fusarim Wilt (root rot) of tomato Treat soil with copper fungicide Practice crop rotation Root knot disease of tomato and control methods: Root knot disease of tomato is caused by a nematode. Roots develop galls or knots with yellow, curled leaves and dwarf plants. Control of Root knreadour artiisease of tomato Treat soil with nematicide Plant resistant varieties In order to Practice crop rotation
Bacterial wilt disease of tomato:
Bacterial wilt disease of tomato is caused by a bacterium called pseudomona solaraceurium. It is transmitted through the soil and it attacks roots.
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Symptoms of Bacterial wilt disease of tomato:
Symptoms Bacterial wilt disease of tomato include wilting of the leaf, death of the affected plant, and slimy exudation from the stem
How to Control Bacterial wilt disease of tomato
Practice crop rotation Avoid infected soil Leaf spot disease of tomato: Leaf spot disease is caused by a fungus called Chadosporium spp. Leaf spot disease is an air borne disease whose spores are deposited on leaves of tomatoes Symptoms of Leaf spot disease of tomato Symptoms of Leaf spot disease of tomato include circular white patches which appear on the leaves.
Dead spots also appear on the leaves Control of Leaf spot disease of tomatoes
To control leaf spot disease of tomato, the following methods should be applied Use copper fungicides like Perenox and Bordeaux mixture Practice crop rotation Use resistant varieties . . Please use our comment box to leave us a message if you have any question in your mind Thank you for coming to read our articles today will be grateful to see you again next time and don’t remember to share this with your friends and family using our social media handles