Return to the Tomato Pests & Diseases Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

Posted by tomstrees z6 NJ (tmihalos@hotmail.com) on
Tue, Jul 19, 05 at 14:35

got the f. wilt - yanked 3 plants ; and then today noticed BER on my JF - what can I do to amewnd the soild for next year other that crop rotation - I;m limited on space ~ 12x12 ' any help would be great ; should i collect alot of seaweed as compost and crush up seashells to an almost powder to add calicium ? any help would be great - I really dont want to have to go down the hybrid path ~


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

Are you sure thats what you have if so every thing that I have read and heard about it is you really cant grow maters on that spot any more.
I think others can help you on the diagnosis of this better than me though.
Where did you get the plants, have you grown there before?
What are your symptoms? Was there a brown discoloration in a cross section of the stem close to the base of the plant? The old timers called it yellows due to the coloring of the plant but that is not the only thing that will make a plant turn yellow.
If you have it you did the right thing pulling them up and they need to leave the area, dont use them for compost or anything.

Worth


 o
RE: I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

"got the f. wilt"

How did you come to that determination (are you sure)?

"- yanked 3 plants ; and then today noticed BER on my JF - what can I do to amewnd the soild for next year other that crop rotation - I;m limited on space ~ 12x12 ' any help would be great ; should i collect alot of seaweed as compost and crush up seashells to an almost powder to add calicium ?"

Is it possible for you to have a soil test ? That's what I'd recommend before you go adding a bunch of amendments.

You may need calcium, could be the pH... maybe neither one.

However, as you may have noticed due to all the threads about BER that have been posted lately, the primary cause tends to be uneven moisture. Are you mulching, trying not to over or underwater?

"any help would be great - I really dont want to have to go down the hybrid path"

Hybrids aren't going to make much of a difference, if any, for either the BER or the fusarium wilt, so you may as well grow what you like.

The tolerances (VF, etc.) are generally only going to buy you a few extra days... not even noticeable to the home gardener. More noticeable and potentially helpful in commercial/mass production.


 o
RE: I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

the funny thing is the only "wilt" I got and destroyed my yellow pears ; and yes I had planted them in the same spot the year before - only this week have I notice one of my Opalkas starting to turn yellow from the bottom up - so hard to deal with ; with these soil borne diseases ; last year I was picking until NOV. !! this year looks like I'd be lucky if I got to Oct. 1st ~ Tom


 o
RE: I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

Hi Tomstrees
I have it too. I planted Celebrity this year as they were supposed to be wilt resistant. They had been doing beautifully and I had had my first two delicious tomatoes from them--last week I noticed the dreaded yellowing from the ground up and the following drying and browning. I have quite a few tomatoes on there but I am really concerned about the plants being dead before all the tomatoes ripen. I really don't want to go the container route, but I am really lost about this problem.


 o
RE: I got it - thought I was going to be lucky but ...

the funny thing is the cucumbers growing right next to the "yanked" yellow pears are doing??...... OUTSTANDING !! Problem is - I wanted yellow pears for my salads !!! - but it looks like .... cucumber salad it is ~ Tom


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tomato Pests & Diseases Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here