by Gene Hammond
I have had a small garden for 12 years now. My problem is with my tomatoes. The last 4 years I have had this septoria blight problem. Let me tell you what I have done to try to stop this blight.
First I have a 4-year crop rotation. I buy disease free plants. (Celebrity,Legion,Champion).
I mulch with grass clippings or straw. I sanitized my cages with bleach mixture. I cleaned my metal stakes the same way.
This year I deep plowed thinking this would help. I have used various sprays.(Copper Fungicide, Fung-Onil Chlorotlalonil,and now Mancozeb Flowable).
Three years ago I sent samples away to Ohio State University. The lab results came back as Septoria Blight. But it seems I'm doing everything that they say to do. But I still have this blight problem.
Any suggestions from your readers would sure help and be appreciated.