What are these strange nodules on my tomato plants?

Asked June 2, 2017, 8:17 PM EDT

Not sure how clear they are in the picture attached, but quite a few of the leaves on my tomato plants have become hard nodule like things. There is no obvious insect activity, however the plants are in a new location unused previously that did harbor english boxwoods. I failed to test or even prepare the soil as we were in a rush to get the garden extended for this year. Now I have this issue. The plants are producing fruit already, but these "nodules" are worrisome to me.
Is this an obvious indicator of something I can correct? Thanks for your great help!

Frederick County Maryland possible herbicide damage vegetable tomato

1 Response

Based on your photos this looks like herbicide damage, possible drift. The tissue can ball up (nodules). Take a look at the the attached link http://extension.umd.edu/growit/herbicide-damage-vegetables

It is early enough in the season to remove the plants and replant. See our Vegetable Profile on tomatoes for planting information. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/vegetable-profiles-tomatoes
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