Wilt diseases of tomatoes can be caused
by fungal, bacterial, viral, and nematode
pathogens, as well as by abiotic factors.
Determining which agent is responsible can be vital
for prescribing the proper management strategies.
This publication discusses the common wilt diseases
afflicting tomatoes in Alabama and the organisms and
conditions that are responsible for their development.
The publication describes the external and internal
symptoms produced on the host by each pathogen;
provides information on the disease life cycle
and environmental conditions that favor disease
development; and also provides diagnostic techniques
that can be used to make in-the-field diagnosis of
each disease described.