Tomato Leave Curl

danb99July 7, 2012

Hi I'm in Northen New Jersey. I have been gardening for many years.This year in May I planted 18 tomato plants, Beefmaster/Supersonic/Roma/Cherry 100's.

All plants were doing fine, now I see the past weeks curly leaves on the top of all the plants, bottoms look fine,fruit set and blossoms.

They were some of the best looking plants IO've sen in awhile. Now this problem came up. Amy idea's what is going on with them?

Thanks Dan

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here is pic

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 9:33AM
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Another pic

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 9:34AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Herbicide damage. 2,4-D or contaminated organic matter (OM) such manure, home or local farm composted or commercially bagged, which was added to the soil.

If contaminated OM a possible source, read this:

Basically same info if contaminated by clopyralid.
Read this

both links include bio-assay you can do to verify contamination,or not.

Here is a link that might be useful: aminopyralid contamination

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 2:35PM
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Hi Very interesting read.
Question: Why did it take sooooo long to show up?
My Marigolds in same garden look great?
Any thing I CAN do remedy this probelm this year?

Thanks Dan

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 4:52PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Re-read the docs. They tell you what you can do.
They also tell you what's susceptible and what's not. Marigolds aren't susceptible.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 10:34PM
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Hi All Good news the problem with my tomato pants and thier curling leaves,was cause by the extreme hot weather, here in Northen New Jersey.
Now thats it's cool off some and raining good, the plants, look much better .

Thanks Dan

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:34PM
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Need help, I live in a region with hot, dry summers. My veggie garden (fenced about 16'x 24') and has been affected by what I think is either verticillium wilt or fusarium wilt by the look of the symptoms displayed (yellow leaves, started from the bottom, crispy & curled too). I had the problem last year also but rotated the plantings this time (although not far away since the spaced is defined) hoping to avoid the problem. I bought grafted tomato & eggplant plants this year too but to no avail. It has damaged my tomato, eggplant, butternut plants (so far the butternut is ok, I've been removing the yellowing leaves but doesn't seem as productive as was prior years). The tomatoes have produced many fruits but the taste & consistency is not good. I made sauce from the tomatoes instead, cooking them down substantially so I hope the taste will be alright, seemed a shame to throw them away not to mention the cost. The eggplant was fine at first and produced good fruit but the last batch was full of seeds so I tossed them. I grow strawberries & asparagus in the same space which did very well this season. My question is what do I have to do to get rid of the problem, I read I will have to cover the area with plastic film to attract heat that kills the fungus bacteria and let it sit for 2 - 3 years to rid the soil of the problem. Is there a better solution?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:02AM
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