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Tomato Diseases And Pests - How To Treat Them


Tomatoes are among the most versatile of crops since they are vulnerable to pests. They can be easily bitten by pests which need to be kept under control by farmers. A farmer thus needs to identify the pests that are eating up its crops through careful monitoring over an extended period. The problem that the crops are facing thus needs to be diagnosed by farmers who should find out why their crops are being eaten by pests. The pests are varied by most of them can get to the crop and bite them away such as aphids, cutworms, flea worms and other annoying garden pests. The farmer thus needs to be able to carry out crucial monitoring and prevention methods for diseases and pests.


Farmers may need to find out ways to prevent future problems. This is through monitoring the soil condition and applying good fertilizer and watering the soil on a constant basis. The plants that are healthy are not susceptible to pests and can thus be easily kept under control through such careful methods. Diseases and pests need to be identified by the farmer in order to come up with good solutions for them before they occur. This can be in the form of good soil preservation and fertilizers and good watering methods. The best means however for the farmer to achieve this is through rotational crop farming methods. This means the crop should never be allowed to stay in one area for a planting season for too long which is what the farmer would want to do for preventing crop disease. They are thus able to keep their tomatoes in great condition if they are able to maintain proper supervision of the tomatoes. This is one of the means by which pathogens will be prevented from forming in the soil and thus can be eradicated in no time. The pests are thus a number one nuisance for farmers who have diseases and pests infesting their crops. The way to prevent the crops from being infested thus would be through careful monitoring and careful farming.


The farmer that wishes to keep their tomatoes in great condition should be able to achieve this through the following means: pre-planting activities that keep tomatoes in good condition so they would not be affected by pests and through removing tomato wilts. The farmer should prevent rain run-off through great water irrigation system which should be able to keep the plants especially tomatoes from drying up. The soil should thus be preserved for the farmer to be able to ward off any pests and keep the tomatoes in great condition and keep the soil dry. There should be a regular check up of tomato wilted diseases in order to maintain the tomato quality. A farmer should be able to remove and discard the tomato wilted crops. This will also them to stop diseases and pests.

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In conclusion, good farming technique and good irrigation methods as well as crop selection methods can be among the best and most reliable ways to root out bad tomato crops. The crops can thus be planted and kept for future use due to their good quality and diseases and pests can then be prevented by the farmers.

By samque, published at 01/21/2012
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