[Market-farming] Tomato disaster!

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Tue May 22 19:58:15 EDT 2012

Marlin, did you ever call your extension agent and ask them to help  
identifying the problem?

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On May 19, 2012, at 8:37 PM, Marlin Burkholder wrote:

> I am having what amounts to a major disaster in my high tunnel planted
> tomatoes this spring!  I am having die off of plants transplanted  
> three
> weeks to a month ago.  Inspection of the roots reveals that about an  
> inch of
> stem below the soil line has begun rotting and collapsing causing  
> sudden
> death of the plant.  I would estimate that I have lost upwards of  
> 1/3rd of
> my plants in one house and it looks like I am going to lose more.  I  
> posted
> here one day last week and several responded that it is damping  
> off.  The
> damp off I am familiar with happens in the greenhouse soon after young
> plants have come up. [etc]

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