Tomatoes can benefit from fungicide, sulfur applications

Issue Date: March 20, 2013
By Lisa Lieberman

For the past two seasons, powdery mildew wasn't been as much of a problem in tomatoes as it was in 2009. But, since the disease is so sporadic and ongoing, powdery mildew remains a concern to growers, especially since some of the older registered fungicides appear as if they might be growing less effective. There are some different techniques that growers are using, though, to combat powdery mildew. Some of these include using different timings and combinations of fungicides. Some growers have started using ground applications of sulfur dust instead of fungicides.

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