late blight on tomatoes

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by turf hokie, Jul 17, 2009.


    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    its been a tough year for plants too cool and wet here
  2. Grohorganic

    Grohorganic LawnSite Member
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    well thank god there are at least 2 of us that dont see this as a kill all moment. hope you are well Tim:waving:

    sorry about the spelling its the wine talking....
  3. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Phill, no worries; I see I said sprouts when I meant to say spores but no meaning lost and I don't got no wine but I've got some good Canadian beer and miller time is just a couple of hours away......mmmm beeer
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Couple of hours away....your funny. Picked up some local micro brew when I quit working at 2:30 (or as I refer to it today as BEER:30)

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    what would be the best thing to do to a garden that has these plants in it now
  6. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    bacillus subtillis is used regularly in organic farming, so is Kelp and fish, compost teas can help, people have good luck with ours, also the NPP is great for decimating the fungal populations on the leaf, turn the leaves upside down and spray the bottoms, come back with CT spray next morning

    pruning for better air circulation is a must, morning sunlight (of which I get none)

    pick and prune effected leaves an get them out of the area, I use the trash can instead of the compost pile

    Sometimes it is inside the plant (systemic) and there is not a lot you can do about it

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    ok good info but the plants were pulled last week and thrown in a dump truck
    the tomatoes were right next to the potato's so both seem to have it.
    however i was not called till they started ripping it all out and dragging it to the truck.
    i am afraid it is in the soil??????????

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