Tag Archive: Tomato

Tomato Foliar Diseases

With the over abundance of rainfall the western panhandle has seen in recent weeks, tomato gardeners need to be aware of foliar diseases that could appear.  Tomato leaves are an ideal host when moisture is present on the leaf surface.  There are several of these diseases that, if not managed, can destroy the garden. Early …

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Tomato Variety Selection for the Florida Panhandle

Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Communication Services It’s time to order seed and get transplants started for a spring tomato crop.  Which tomato cultivar should a producer select and what criteria should be used for selection?  There are many factors that go into every decision made on a vegetable farm but here are few that will help …

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2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 4, 2014 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: Presiding: Dr. Henry G. Grant, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS, Gadsden County, FL A.M.  (Eastern Standard Time) 8:00 Registration & Coffee 8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Nicholas Cumberford, Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research …

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Monitoring for a Potential Pathogen in Florida Potato and Tomato

Fig.1. Shoots of zebra chip affected potato plants infected with Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum. Leaves on younger shoots display purpling, and older leaves are chlorotic. The leaves are also rolled. (Photos courtesy: Dr. Lia Liefting). Dr. Binoy Babu, Dr. Nicholas Dufault, Dr. Mathews Paret, and Dr. Carrie Harmon During the 2000 growing season in Texas, a …

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2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5

2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5, 2013 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida  Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: A.M. (All Times Eastern Time) 8:00     Registration & Coffee    8:15     Opening Remarks: Dr. Pete Vergot III, Northwest District Extension Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center 8:30     Variety Trials 2013:   …

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Spotted Wilt Virus in Tomato

Tomato exhibiting signs of tomato spotted wilt virus 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. …

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