RE: [tomato] Tomato Blight reply

Pete (
Mon, 13 Dec 1999 15:54:54 -0500

Here is another reply I just received:

>>It looks suspiciously like a virus, but could also be a nutritional
particularly micronutrients.  If it is a virus, it is probably whitefly
transmitted.  If this is the case, there is nothing that can be done for the
plants now.  In the future, you would have to keep the plants free of
whiteflies.  Why not assume that it is nutritional, however-- this is
something you can do something about now.  Apply a foliar nutritional spray
that includes iron, manganese, and zinc.  Because these plants are
indeterminate based on the photos, they are more prone to nutritional
stress.  Commercial growers are having a lot of trouble with a virus right
now, called tomato yellow leaf curl.  Good luck .>>

Ken Pernezny