St. Paul, Minn. (June 23, 1998)—Dreaming of a BLT made with vine-ripened tomatoes from your garden? Or how about colorful cherry tomatoes garnishing your summer salads? America's plant doctors, members of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), offer guidance for growing terrific tomatoes.
"There are several important practices to keep in mind that will ensure a healthy and bountiful crop," says Thomas Zitter, plant doctor and research scientist at Cornell University and an APS member. "The key is to initiate steps that will help eliminate infection by fungal blights that can limit the quality and abundance of fruits or sometimes totally destroy the plant."
To banish blights, follow these tips from the APS plant doctors:
The American Phytopathological Society is a professional scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant disease with more than 5,000 members worldwide. For more information, visit APSnet.