18 days ago

Tomato Pruning

Does pruning your tomato plant open up the possibility of fungal diseases? If so, what is the best prevention treatment?

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alex ignatov 16 days ago

Robert,
Plant pathogenic fungi normally need't any damage to infect plants, but pruning + high humidity will increase infection by necrotrophic pathogens such as Botrytis and Sclerotinia (gray and white mold). Indeed, pruning can increase chances for virus and bacteria infection.
Alex

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