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A tomato stem showing foot rot

Identifying Feature[]

Foot rot is generally a disease of seedling tomatoes, but mature plants can be attacked.

Treatment[]

None if diseased areas are large. Lift plant and burn. If plant is only slightly affected mulch stem base with moist peat and water with Cheshunt Compound; some fruit may be obtained.

Prevention[]

Use sterilised soil or compost for raising seedlings. Avoid overwatering. Never plant into infected soil

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