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Old June 20, 2019   #346
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Sure looks like TSWV to me. I found another infected plant two days ago when leaning and lowering the tomatoes. I would have seen it sooner if I had gotten around to lowering it when I should. It is a Rebel Yell and it has produced a lot of fruit so far but only has a couple of medium sized green ones on it now. I will leave it and hope the remaining fruits start blushing. So far not bad with only four plants getting TSWV by mid June.

I set out my last batch of grafted plants about a week ago and will not graft anymore this year so I hope those plants will give me a few tomatoes in the late summer and fall. It has just been too hot for grafting in my greenhouse and I now have over 60 plants out in the garden now with less than half of them at producing size.

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Old June 20, 2019   #347
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Found another yesterday afternoon while i was spraying. It was a red barn. What has really surprised me is the performance of mule team. That plant really likes our garden and I'll bet each vines has 15-20 big fruits and looks the most healthy!
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Old June 21, 2019   #348
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So, I don't think I have TSWV but just thrip damage. I had a patch of cilantro growing along the edge of the high tunnel that was supposed to be for beneficial insects only I think it was hosting thrips. That is where all of the damage was concentrated to. WAAAAAHHH!!!!! so I cut it all down and then sprayed the whole patch with an insecticide. I haven't seen any more fruit that looks like the pictures I was seeing for TSWV either. I never thought about my beneficial flowers being a host for non beneficials.
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Old April 5, 2020   #349
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Here we go! Just found a baby w TSW. The cut worms are still laying some down and TSW shows up.....
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Old April 7, 2020   #350
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Here we go! Just found a baby w TSW. The cut worms are still laying some down and TSW shows up.....
I hate to hear that. I'm in south Alabama so I guess I need to start watching for the signs. My tomatoes have only been out about two weeks and are about 15 inches tall and just starting to show some blooms. When I noticed the blooms the other day I checked several to see if any thrips were in them but didn't see any. TSWV was much worse on my bell peppers last year than my tomatoes. Good thing I planted a lot of bells last year because I lost at least 20 to TSWV but luckily had few problems with BLS.
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I am in South Georgia and have what looks to be my first casualty of TSWV. I have a pepper plant that looks suspicious as well. May go ahead and remove it too.
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First time for me, or at least first time I recognized it. Last year I learned to recognize thrips.
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I knew it would happen but never thought I would be lucky enough to last until the last week of May before losing some tomatoes to TSWV. Yesterday I pulled three plants two were very young plants only in the ground a little over two weeks. The really bad loss was one of the best looking tomatoes in the garden and was over six feet tall and loaded with fruit. I usually don't pull a large plant like that but it went from a few specks on some of the upper leaves to half the plant wilted in just a few days so I knew it wouldn't last until the fruit ripened. It is rare for such a large healthy plant to fail so fast but it does happen.

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One more definite this morning and two more possibles. I may be able to replace these since they are between 2 and 3 feet tall so maybe a 16 inch replacement will work in my lean and lower system. I'll try and find out.

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