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Measures to fight bacterial canker in tomatoes

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

My last two columns have described our discovery of Bacterial Canker in several Missouri tomato greenhouses and fields. This week, I would like to describe some of the concerns that growers will face, and measures they can take to fight the disease.

First, realize that bacterial disease can overwinter on plant debris. That means that growers should remove as much of the plant

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