There are a lot of various diseases that can harm your tomato plant and possibly ruin a whole crop of tomatoes. If you are growing a tomato plant you want to do everything you can to eliminate or prevent diseases as much as possible to keep your plant healthy. There are a lot of really serious diseases that can harm your tomato plant and one of these is known as the gray leaf spot. This disease is very serious and it will affect the leaves of the tomato plant. If you are growing a tomato plant this year then it is important you know all you can about potential diseases and how to treat them in order to keep your tomato plant healthy.
Gray leaf spot is a serious fungal disease that will affect the plant leaves both in the seedling leaves and in the adult leaves. If your tomato plant becomes infected with this disease you will notice that dark spots will be visible both on the top and bottom of the tomato plants leaves. These dark spots will be small in nature and they will end up getting larger and appear grayer in color. The center of the spots will crack and end up falling out over time which means the gray leaf spot is progressing. The leaves surrounding the infected area will turn a yellow color and they will eventually die and fall off of the tomato plant. If your tomato plant is infected with gray leaf spot it will either kill all of the tomatoes from that plant or it will significantly damage the amount of tomatoes from the plant. Gray leaf spot can also harm other tomatoes in surrounding plants and can spread through the soil or through wind. It is important to remove all of the plants that are infected with gray leaf spot so that it will not harm other plants in the area.
Gray leaf spot will mostly occur in warm and moist environments and it can make the disease spread even worse. It is very important that if you notice gray leaf spot on your tomato plant to remove it and all debris immediately and throw it in the trash. Gray leaf spot has the ability to occur anywhere in the world and it is not just common to one country or area. Gray leaf spot can lead to serious long-term health consequences to the affected tomato plants and can lead to other crops being affected as well. One way to avoid getting gray leaf spot is to rotate your tomato plant every year and to keep the tomatoes in a healthy environment. You can control gray leaf spot on your tomato plant by using a fungicide treatment or spray to stop and prevent it from occurring. Some of the best fungal sprays to use are Bravo and Dithane. You can find these fungal sprays at any home improvement store or any plant store for about 20 dollars a bottle. The best way to prevent gray leaf spot is to keep an eye on your tomato plant and take notice of the leaves to ensure they are healthy.