Tomatoes Versilliam wilt
Our tomatoes wilted after they were half way ripe. We stopped planting in that area at least 6 years ago. Do you think the garden can be planted this year?
Jefferson County Wisconsin
Thank you for your question. Assuming that the diagnosis of verticillium wilt is accurate, this fungus remains in the soil indefinitely, so ‘no.’ Here is an Extension article: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/r783100911.html Either replace the soil, or plant VC wilt resistant plants. http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/resources/ucdavis_verticillium.pdf Good luck.