My tomato plants were healthy except for a few amphids...used soap water spray for them and they came well under control. Very few amphids stull existing but under controled and mostly i am hand-picking them..and avoiding any kind of pesticide.
But Today i noticed the plants are suddenly looking very unhealthy and wilted. I found some amphids, but this time they were on the shoots, i.e the new growth area and also noticed black spots on stems and yellowing of lower leaves (i mena the oldest of leaves). One of the plant has 6 tomato fruits right now...i dont want to lose my tomatoes and cure them of this.
I searched the net and think this is some kind of fungal infection....the climate here in pune is cold in the evenings and early morning. Also no rain but cloudy through the day no sunlight. Probably the climatic condition will help in daignosis.
The disease or pest seems to be very severe the plants have had a very bad downfall in just one day.
May 1, 2010
usually aphid affected plants show misformed leaves and symtoms like that but they don't wilt. Wilting happens, if there is a root rot/fungal infection or there is a worm in the stem. (stem borer). Check the root zone and see if the root is brown and slimy. The symptoms are morning they will look ok.. as sun progresses they become wilted .. Remove the plant and dont use the same media.
Thanx a ton for your reply....one of the plant has 6 tomatoes hanging ...i dont have the heart to uproot it...i read somewhere....and found the symptoms matching...just wanted to check with you....could it be Magnesuim deficiency....as in the same pot i have tomato plant and garlic...and garlic leave are also all of a sudden turning yellow..it was all healthy till yesterday.
the fruits(tomatoes) have developed black spots at their tails....very sad to see my plants die...and rot...is this disease called root rot....
May 1, 2010
Thanx for your reply.....rightnow only 1 tomato has blossom end rot...i have picked it from the plants also picked away the yellow leaves...can you please suggest some cure for blossom end rot...how to take care of Ca. deficiency.