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Ag Matters Column: Prevent tomato disease with these simple tips

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Garden fresh, juicy red tomatoes are one of the true joys of growing a garden. However, all too often, your toils end in disappointment because of diseases that either reduce the yield or devastate your crop.

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Leaf disease in tomato is typically one of two organisms, Alternaria (Early blight) and Septoria Leaf Spot. Septoria Leaf Spot is most evident around fruit set while Alternaria may be present during all growth stages.

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