Tomato Disease-Early Blight

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early blight_plant This is a tomato with severe Early Blight. Notice it has worked it’s way up through the plant. I should have removed the diseased leaves while it was till on the bottom leaves and then sprayed with Serenade. I may not be able to save it.

Early Blight is a bacteria that lives in the soil and when the rain splashes the soil up on the lower leaves, the bacteria gets on the plant. It is a fungal disease. It starts as some yellow mottling on the lower leaves which left unattended, then proceeds to work its way up the plant branch by branch on the leaves as shown on the photo above. It is contagious to the other tomato plants next to it so you should get on this pronto if you see any sign of it. Some tomato plants are more susceptible to it as well.

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