Is there solution for blossom end rot in tomato?
Gardening, Gardening Tips, Nutrients Management, Urban Farming Jan 12, 2020
Are you facing this problem at your home? Worried about the loss?
Here is some information about blossom end rot which will help you in solving that issue.
Blossom end rot is a serious disorder that occurs mainly because of uneven watering and Calcium deficiency. Many will think that this is a disease that occurs due to microbes, bacteria or virus. But it is a “Physiological Disorder” that is directly related to watering which intern related to Calcium uptake.
Symptoms on the plant can be identified by
Water soaked areas on the fruit ends which later turns into brown rapidly, and then becomes leathery, dark brown patch which makes the fruit inedible. This portion will lead to the development of microbes and fungus on it ultimately resulting in fruit rot.
Treatments for this includes
- Choosing hardy vegetable varieties that are resistant to water variations.
- Water application in a well maintained quantity. (Not too dry, Not too wet)
- Go for foliar spray of Calcium sources at the time of flowering and fruiting and also at the time of fruit development.
- Go for mulching practices at summer by using straw or dry leaves to maintain soil moisture to reduce the water stress in your tomato plants.
- Apply calcium sources to the soil like Gypsum, Bone meal and crushed egg shells.
- Apply balanced fertilizer or fertilizer that is having less Nitrogen and High Phosphorous.(if you are applying fertilizers)
- Maintain soil pH at 6.5 so that the soil helps the plant to uptake the Calcium from it.