tomato spotted wilt virus

Asked March 11, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT

Hello. If I have had problems with tomato spotted wilt virus in the past (including last summer), would it help to not grow tomatoes or other nightshades at all for a few years? I was given this advice, but I'd really like to keep growing tomatoes. Thanks!

Boulder County Colorado

1 Response

Here are links to two fact sheets that will provide you with information regarding your tomato disease. As noted, the best approach would be to grow them in a different location in your yard. Using proper sanitation techniques, such as keeping leaves dry, removing all diseased plant tissue on the ground, mulching and spacing the plants far enough apart for air circulation will help prevent further problems.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.