Questions tagged: Tomato

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John
Answer: No, tomatoes are pollinated by wind movement more than insects so the shadecloth shouldn’t be an issue. With some shadecloths however, parti...
Answered: 10:39AM, 06 Nov 2009
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Jean
Answer: the problem you have sounds more like a bacterial or fungal problem. Nematodes cause the whole plant to wilt, even when the soil is moist, and you ...
Answered: 08:49AM, 11 Nov 2009
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pauline
Answer: Hi Pauline, hard to say what’s gone wrong without a great deal more information. most likely cause: too wet. All Yates seed is guaranteed t...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 12:13PM, 18 Nov 2009
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noel
Answer: Hi Noel, Yes it sounds like either a yeasty rot or just plain baking on the vine, both a result of heat. Common problem at the moment. For this r...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 12:19PM, 23 Nov 2009
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JOHN
Answer: Hi John, hard to help without lots more specific information. if copper isnt helping to control disease then perhaps the fertilising regime is the ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 08:36AM, 04 Dec 2009
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Robyn
Answer: Dear Robyn, It does sound like your your tomatoes are lacking certain nutrients which is causing this problem to show in the leaves. Because the ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 01:51PM, 10 Dec 2009
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Belynda
Answer: Belynda, Leaves yellowing and dying off on a tomato bush can indicate a number of things. It could be a nutrient deficiency, in which case this is...
Answered: 10:41AM, 17 Dec 2009
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G
Answer: Dear G, Unfortunately tomato plants can be susceptible to fungal attack, with just two of these diseases being Target Spot & Septoria Leaf Spot...
Answered: 09:32AM, 13 Jan 2010
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robert
Answer: Hi Robert,there are many conditions which can affect young tomato plants and without a great deal more information i cannot identify your exact pro...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 10:18AM, 18 Jan 2010
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leonie
Answer: Hi Leonie, these plants sound like they are under-fertilised and short of calcium in the soil. Lime needs to be added before your next crop. Too ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
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Answered: 09:01AM, 25 Jan 2010
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robert
Answer: hard to say without seeing it but it could be a variety called ‘Mr Stripey’
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 11:33AM, 04 Feb 2010
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kevin
Answer: Dear Kevin, This is likely to be a non-pathological disorder of tomatoes called concentric ring and radical cracking. It affects some cultivars mor...
Answered: 09:36AM, 09 Feb 2010
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Gail
Answer: Dear Gail, Normally in Queensland you would be able to grow tomatoes all year round but because Warwich experiences very cold winters, it may be di...
Answered: 01:54PM, 14 Apr 2010
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Marvic
Answer: Dear Marvic, You can plant different varieties of tomatoes together. Tomatoes have both male and female flowers on the one plant and are self polli...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 10:47AM, 25 May 2010
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Wendy
Answer: Wendy this just means not to spray on the actual fruit as it can create undesirable sooty mould type markings. Try to spray just on the foliage.
Category: Pests
Tags: fruit fly, Tomato
Answered: 09:55AM, 19 Jul 2010
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Susanne
Answer: Dear Susanne, It could be that these tomatoes are only grown commercially and the seed is not available to the general public. You may be able to ...
Answered: 10:55AM, 26 Jul 2010
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lexie
Answer: Dear Lexie, Curling leaves on a tomato plant can be a number of things. Aphids and thrips can be a problem for tomato plants. They suck sap from ...
Answered: 10:10AM, 11 Oct 2011
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Pia
Answer: Hi Pia, Tomato dust contains Spinosad which is effective against caterpillars. Spinosad is derived from naturally occurring soil bacteria and is co...
Category: Products
Answered: 02:00PM, 17 Oct 2011
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Daniel
Answer: Hi Daniel, Tomatoes are susceptible to a disease called target spot. Dark-brown spots develop on the leaves and the fruit can have a spot near the ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 04:32PM, 09 Nov 2011
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Doug
Answer: Hi Doug, The white fly can be controlled with Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains natrasoap. The leaves appear to be quite gr...
Category: Pests
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 08:44AM, 23 Nov 2011
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will
Answer: Hi Will, Tomato russet mite can cause tomato leaves to brown off. The mites are spread by wind and other insects and prefer warm, dry conditions. T...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 10:34AM, 23 Nov 2011
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michael
Answer: Hi Michael, Sometimes leaf roll can be caused by a combination of factors including a high nitrogen supply, high temperatures and virus infection. ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 09:21AM, 20 Dec 2011
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Rhonda
Answer: Hi Rhonda, There are a number of varieties of tomato which you could plant that will give you a good yield. Grosse Lisse is a large smooth tomato ...
Answered: 10:28AM, 11 Sep 2012
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J
Answer: Hi J, The photograph isn’t showing at this end however what I suspect you’ve got is early blight (tomato blight). Tomato blight is a fu...
Category: Diseases
Tags: blight, Tomato
Answered: 01:50PM, 04 Dec 2014
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Craig
Answer: Hi Craig, We’d like to think that we have the best tomato food! We have two great options for you, an organic chicken manure option boosted w...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 11:02AM, 05 Dec 2014
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Sarah
Answer: Tomatoes are a warm season vegetable and they will generally slow their growth in autumn when it starts to get cold so you can pull them out about ...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato, dormant
Answered: 01:28PM, 19 Mar 2015
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Answer: Tomatoes are prone to fungal diseases, this is the most likely culprit for your tomatoes problem. remove the leaves and dispose of them offsite. Th...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 09:53AM, 10 Apr 2015
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mel
Answer: Root knot nematodes can be a pain to deal with. Using resistant varieties is a good way to try and starve the population to bring them under contro...
Answered: 01:59PM, 25 May 2015
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Briony
Answer: Hi Briony I’ve only ever added salt to the edible fruit, so I don’t know about that. I would recommend that you feed with Thrive Liquid...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomato
Answered: 01:55PM, 10 Oct 2015
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Greg
Answer: Tomatoes are a great addition to the veggie patch. The very simplest answer to your question is that they might not be ripe yet. The whole tomato i...
Answered: 02:52PM, 14 Dec 2015