Tomato plants turning brown

Asked June 21, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

Parts of my tomato plants are turning brown. I also do not have the production I normally have by this time of year. I am usually over run by tomatoes by now. What could be the problem? I am also having a huge problem with mocking birds eating the tomatoes.

Brazoria County Texas

1 Response

A general browning is generally a large infestation of spider mites or some fungal disease. I can not really tell by the pictures as to what it is such as spider mites or fungal disease. It does look like a very light set of tomato fruits and that would be poor pollination due to variety effects caused by high temperatures. Mockingbirds would be some type of bird netting.