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September 18, 2020

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Quick facts about Blossom End-rot in tomatoes

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Symptoms

Possible causes

  • Too fast growth during the early stages followed by sudden drought especially when the fruits are small.
  • Excessive nitrogen and infrequent watering.
  • Calcium deficiency especially in young fruits.
  • Low application of nitrogen to calcium deficiency soils

Control

  • Application of CAN
  • Apply calcium chloride foliar feed at 15kg/1000 liters (Higher concentration will damage leaves).
  • Lime calcium deficient soils.

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