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Tomato Diseases
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Length: 4:43

Margie Rehagan, manager of Plantscape Nursery in Herrin, Illinois, shows us a few tricks that can keep our tomato plants healthy and thriving. Rehagan explains that most diseases that impact plants are sustained in the spores found in the soil, not just in the plant. She demonstrates how moving your tomato plants from one end of a row to another each growing season will help to eliminate the chance that disease-spreading spores will transfer to your new plants. Rehagan also explains how adding a mix of water and natural copper soap (product name: Soap-Shield) to plants can help to prevent fungus, rust disease, and other harmful diseases.

Host: Margie Rehagan
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Link To video segment: Episode: 528