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Common insect pests on tomato: Ghana.




Seed treatment of damping off of tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Afghanistan, March 2017
Seed Treatment of Damping off of Tomato
Recognize the problem
Damping-off is generally limited to areas where drainage is poor or where soil
is compacted, but whole fields can be affected, especially in early plantings
when exposed to rain. Seedlings affected by damping-off fail to emerge or fall
over and die soon after emergence. Stems usually have a dark, shrivelled...

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Botanical control of tomato leaf miner


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Afghanistan, March 2017
Botanical Control of Tomato Leaf Miner
Recognize the problem
Originating from South America, Tuta absoluta is a devastating pest on tomato
crops. Recently, Tuta absoluta was considered to be a serious threat to tomato
production in the southern region of the country as it can largely damage the
crop and reduce the yield.
Background
Tuta absoluta is a micro lepidopteron...

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Protective sprays for bacterial spot on tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, July 2017
Protective sprays for bacterial spot on tomato
Recognize the problem
Bacterial spot disease may appear wherever tomato and peppers are grown. It
affects leaves, stems, fruits, seeds and flowers. Symptoms are small, dark-
grey, greasy-looking spots. When severe, leaves shrivel and die. Bacterial spot
is similar to another disease of tomato, bacterial speck. Symptoms of bacteria...

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How to develop a pest scouting calendar


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, September 2016
How to develop a pest scouting calendar
Recognize the problem
Many different pests and diseases affect crop growth, leading to poor yields.
Some farmers notice their presence a bit late. This makes the pest control
more costly or sometimes impossible. This is due to the farmer’s failure to
scout and monitor their fields at specified regular intervals such as once in a...

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Potato bacterial wilt control


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Afghanistan, February 2016
Potato Bacterial Wilt Control
Recognize the problem
Bacterial wilt is economically a very important disease of potato throughout the
world and was first reported in 1896 in the United States of America. Potato
growers face losses from their potato production as a result of this disease. In
some countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, bacterial wilt is endemic,...

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How to take a soil sample for analysis


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, September 2016
How to take a soil sample for analysis
Recognize the problem
Farmers experience deficiencies of nutrients such as phosphorous, calcium,
magnesium and other deficiencies in their fields which reduce plant growth and
yield. To address these deficiencies, professional soil testing is required to
understand which soil nutrients are present at what quantities in the soils and...

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Using Tithonia as a green manure in tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Zambia, July 2015
Using Tithonia as a green manure in tomato
Recognize the problem
Tomato requires a lot of fertilisation to yield well. The major nutrients are
potassium, phosphorous, nitrogen and calcium.
Background
Fertilisation of tomatoes is needed, but synthetic fertilizers increase the cost of
producing the crop. Other means of fertilization can help to reduce the costs.
For example,...

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Management of potato late blight


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Myanmar [Burma], June 2014
Management of Potato late blight
Recognize the problem
Late blight disease affects all of the aerial parts of potato plants and starts at
the tip or the margin of leaves and then develops into water-soaked lesions.
Within a few days, the lesions become necrotic, turning brown when dry and
purplish-brown when wet. White mildew-like sporulation is visible around the...

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Calcium against blossom end rot of chillies & tomatoes


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Pakistan, June 2014
Calcium against Blossom end rot of Chillies and
TomatoesRecognize the problem
Blossom end rot of chillies and tomatoes is a problem that is caused by calcium
deficiency. During blossom end rot, the skin of the fruit becomes fragile. The
skin at the end of the fruit where the flower grew splits, rots and develops a
circular spot. The rot causes the skin of the fruit to turn...

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Reducing tomato bacterial wilt in your field


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 2014
Reducing tomato bacterial wilt in your field
Recognize the problem
Tomato is one of the most imprtant fruits in the world. Unfortunately, it is
affected by a virulent disease: bacterial wilt. This bacteria reduces plant yields
and eventually kills the plant. It causes the stem to soften and leaves to wilt
and fall. We also see black or brown spots on...

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Management of damping off disease in tomato


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Ethiopia, August 2014
Management of Damping off Disease in Tomato
Recognize the problem
Damping off is a major disease of young tomato seedlings and losses can
reach 80 - 100%. The disease can be caused by several different pathogens
(Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia species) but the same symptoms
occur. The seedlings either fail to emerge from the soil or fall over and die
immediately...

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Sprays against Tuta tomato leaf miner


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.orgCreated in Tanzania, October 2014
Sprays against Tuta tomato leaf miner
Recognize the problem
Tomato leaf miner is a devastating pest of tomatoes. It is also known as Tuta
absoluta, Tomato moth, or kidomozi wa nyanya in Kiswahili. Tomato leaf miner adults
are small silver-grey moths with black spots on their inner wings. They are about ½ cm
long and have wings of about 1 cm if spread. They hide under...

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Disposing of fruit to manage Tuta absoluta on tomato


Minerals against blossom end rot in tomato


Prevention of sunscald in pepper


Management of leaf miner fly


Management of whitefly


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Nepal
,
May
2014
Management of Whitefly
Recognize the problem
Whitefly adults are tiny (about 1 mm long) moth-like insects. They are white to
slightly yellowish in colour and their bodies and both pairs of wings are covered
with a powdery and waxy secretion. They suck cell sap from the lower surface
of the leaves. The symptoms of whitefly infestation are yellowing of leaves,...

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Whitefly


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FACTSHEETS FOR FARMERS
www.plantwise.org
Created in
Bangladesh
,
September
2013
Whitefly
Recognize the problem
Whitefly is the most damaging pest of many vegetable and horticultural crops,
including chilli, tomato, papaya and guava. The whitefly is a small white insect,
which lives underneath the leaves. If the plant is gently shaken, the whiteflies
will fly away and so are easy to see. Too many whiteflies can destroy the total
crop...

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Early blight of tomatoes


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