Tomato Diseases, Insect Pests, & Disorders

Joey Williamson,
Home & Garden Information Center

Tomatoes are the number one home-grown vegetable crop in South Carolina. Not only are they a delicious addition to any home-cooked meal, growing perfect tomatoes is a real source of pride for any gardener. However, to be successful, the gardener must keep watch for insect pests and diseases that may ruin the crop. To learn more about diseases and disorders of tomatoes and how to control them, please see the fact sheet HGIC 2217, Tomato Diseases & Disorders. For more information about insect pests of tomato and their control, please see the fact sheet HGIC 2218, Tomato Insect Pests.

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