- Author: Lauren Fordyce
Tomatoes are ripening all over California right now keeping many gardeners and tomato lovers busy picking, canning, and eating. But what may not make gardeners happy are seeing curled leaves and not knowing why. There are many reasons why your tomato leaves may be curling or rolling. Being able to narrow down possible causes takes a bit of detective work, but using this article and UC IPM's Plant Problem Diagnostic Tool can make it achievable!
Tomato leaf curl can be the result of:
Leaf curl on tomato is often caused by environmental stress, not necessarily pathogens or...
- Author: Nick Volesky, Utah State University Vegetable IPM Associate
- Posted by: Elaine Lander
- Blossom drop occurs when daytime temperatures exceed 90°F and nighttime...
- Author: Elaine Lander
If you are growing tomatoes in your garden, you may not be the only vertebrate going for your hard earned harvest. Are rats feasting away in the garden? We have a couple resources we can share to help you reduce or prevent rat damage to your tomatoes.
Integrated Pest Management for Rats
From the UC Master Gardener Statewide Blog
The tomato is one of the most versatile and rewarding plants to grow in a summer edible garden. According to a 2014 study by the National Gardening Association, 86 percent of homes with vegetable gardens grow tomatoes. It's understandable that the tomato plant is a popular home vegetable garden staple, tomatoes offer thousands of different varieties options and flavors. Plus, nothing beats the flavor of a ripe tomato straight from the garden!
When properly cared for, a single tomato plant can produce 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) or more of fruit. If tomato yields aren't what was...
- Author: Chuck Ingels
- Author: David Robert Haviland
[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News]
In recent years, you may have seen a strange “new” bug in your garden, especially on tomatoes and pomegranates. These insects may be leaffooted bugs. Although they are native to the western United States and not new to California, leaffooted bugs seem to be occurring more commonly in gardens. These distinctive bugs get their name from the small leaf-like enlargements on the hind leg (Figure 1). They are medium to large sized insects that prefer to feed on fruits and seeds and are often found in.../span>