Tomato Buckeye Rot

Bob Mulrooney, Extension Plant Pathologist;

Be on the lookout for buckeye rot caused by Phytophthora nicotianae. This is primarily a disease of processing tomatoes that are ground grown, not trellised. Large brown water soaked spots with concentric rings that resemble a buckeye are seen on the fruit. Once seen it’s too late for control. Ridomil or MetaStar needs to be applied to the soil surface under the vines 4-8 weeks before harvest.

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