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Protecting tomatoes from disease

Angela Orshinsky

Angela Orshinsky, Extension plant pathologist, studies diseases in a wide variety of horticultural crops.

To meet the demand for fresh, local fruits and vegetables in Minnesota, many growers use high tunnels to protect their crops from weather extremes and extend the growing season. Unfortunately, the environment within a high tunnel can allow more plant diseases to thrive in the crop.

Angela Orshinsky, Extension plant pathologist, and Michelle Grabowski, Extension horticulture educator, visited 15 high tunnel tomato growers over two years to better understand what pathogens were causing disease problems in Minnesota's high tunnel tomato crop.

One result, a new guide titled "High Tunnel Tomato Diseases: A guide to identification and management," is now helping growers raise a healthy crop.

Home gardeners, get help with tomato problems.

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