Early Blight

Also known as Alternaria Blight.

Physical Description

Early blight begins as light-colored spots on leaves, eventually leading to the leaves dying and falling off.

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Species & Taxonomy

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    • Alternaria solani

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

  • tomatoes
  • potatoes
  • peppers (not a serious problem in peppers, but if it appears, take immediate steps to eradicate it before it spreads to tomatoes or potatoes)

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Flowers

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Fruit

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 

Treatment

Prevention & Control

 

Cultural Controls:

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Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

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Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

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