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Tomato > Whole plant > Plant stunted/unusual growth

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Northern Root Knot Nematode
Meloidogyne hapla

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Virus
Cucumber mosaic virus, tomato mosaic virus, tomato
spotted wilt virus
and more

  • Leaves are mottled with yellow and light green patches
  • Leaves are misshapen; unusually long and thin like a shoestring or curled and deformed
  • Fruit have yellow blotches or brown rings
  • Plants are stunted even when neighboring plants look healthy and tall
  • More information on Virus...
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Herbicide Damage

  • Leaves are twisted, cupped, curled, or distorted
  • Veins in leaves are thick and close together
  • Leaves may be bleached or browned
  • Side of the plant closest to the herbicide application is most severely affected
  • In sever cases the entire plant may be affected
  • More information on Herbicide Damage...

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