Tomatoes are dying. Pest problem and nutrient problem? (PICS)

mpagriJuly 21, 2012

My tomatoes had been doing great growing huge and putting on nice fruit. The last few weeks however they have started looking worse and worse.

It seems like there is a pest problem, the leaves have lacy holes on them, but the lower leaves seem to be yellowing and dying without being eaten by this pest. I have purple Cherokee and a few different hybrids - all indeterminate.

Here are the pictures:

This was a week ago:

This is today:

I already lost one whole purple cherokee plant. The rest seem to be headed in the same direction. Please help.

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Some of your problems look somewhat normal to me. How much sun are they getting? Water? Fertilizer/nutrition? They look a little under nourished. Also you could use a Daconil spray for fungus, and Sevin for insects.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 11:01PM
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You might want to prune the dead leaves out. If it is a pest problem, there are eco-friendly solutions. Has there been a drought in your area?

Here is a link that might be useful: Organic Vegetable Garden Site

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 1:41AM
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It's blight. Spray with Daconil.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:04AM
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