[Market-farming] Tomato problem

David Tannen david at centerville.net
Fri Sep 1 08:03:38 EDT 2006

Hi Courtney,

You might want to look at this article from New Farm.  I don't know if it will work for tomatoes, but it is worth a try.


When I went back in and compared where we chemically fumigated with where we used a mustard crop, I didn’t see any difference.” After three years of consistent results, Dale contacted researchers at Washington State University, who then came out to do replicated trials in his fields. As the data began coming in, Dale recalls, the researchers response was, “Wow, this mustard works as well as fumigant!”


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: herbthyme at simcon.net 
  To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:12 AM
  Subject: [Market-farming] Tomato problem

  Well, i think i have septoria...I am not sure I have had any of the blights yet.  I just don't know what to do...I grow 94 varieties...not a big fan of hybrids, although there are a few i do grow every year.  But i love my heirlooms.  And have never had so many problems.  always have problems...but not much of it and so early.  I remove all plants come end of season and burn...i rotate my crops...but i am only growing on an 1/8 acre.  so what do i do when i can't plant in the same spot for 4-5 years, so i have read with septoria.  I don't have anywhere else to grow...and this is my business!  Very frustrating...as many of you understand i am sure.  almost all of the tomatoes out there have something.  I am going to count out of curiosity to see how many do and don't.  I won't give up on my heirlooms and i am going to see how many of my hybrids have "crap" on them too!  

  Herb Thyme
  Middlefield, Oh 


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