Tomato Plant looks Wilted

Asked July 2, 2017, 7:27 AM EDT

I have a raised bed garden. Several of the tomato plants look wilted. If this is the Bacterial Wilt disease, what should I do?

Montgomery County Maryland tomato wilt

1 Response

Non of the foliage appears wilted. Soft new sucker shoots appear flimsy and foliage and shoots may bend but this is not a true wilt. Wilt diseases cause healthy leaves and stems to lose turgor (go limp) with some recovery at night. These diseases start at the top or bottom of the plant, depending on the specific pathogen, and are progressive.
Example- fusarium wilt and verticillium wilt:
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/fusarium-wilt-tomato-vegetables
http://extension.umd.edu/growit/verticillium-wilt-vegetables
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