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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, New Bern, North Carolina Home amp Garden \. So a.,3p i i Gnu a a amp it Jap Quot at a or Doi j a potential pm atoms of Tomato spotted Wilt include a dark streaking along the stems of infected plants. Contributed photo your tomatoes can avoid damage o from erratic spot ted Wilt virus on a recent visit to a local Garden Center i came across an impressive number of Tomato varieties however the one i was most interested in seeing was Bella Rosa which among other attributes demonstrates resistance to Tomato spotted Wilt virus. Tomato spotted Wilt has become a somewhat familiar concern on Craven county Home Garden tomatoes Over the past several years but its also very erratic in its appearance and severity from year to year. As insurance its a great idea to include at least a few resistant plants in your Tomato gardening plans. Other Tomato spotted Wilt resistant Tomato varieties include Amelia Crista Quincy. Top gun Fletcher Mountain and Bun 002. Symptoms of Tomato spotted Wilt virus can he highly variable and even misleading. However recognized symptoms include an inward cupping of leaves and a Bronze cast or speckling on the foliage. As the disease progresses dark Brown to Black streaks May be found along the stems. Green thumb and some yellowing or wilting May occur on the tops of the plants. Symptoms on Tomato fruit can be very distinctive. Watch for White to yellow concentric rings on slightly raised areas of the fruits skin on mature red fruit the rings will have a Bright yellow color while Tomato spotted Wilt is an important Issue for Eastern n c. Tomato production bacterial Wilt is probably the most common Tomato Wilt disease found in our part of the state. Symptoms include rapid wilting and collapse of a Green Plant with otherwise Normal foliage often at a time when the Plant is loaded with a crop of immature tomatoes. The foliage wont stay Green for Long the Pathogen is soil borne and if you attempt new plantings in the same site you will most Likely end up with the same results As the first time around bacterial Wilt can be easily diagnosed at Home by placing a Cross Section of Stem from the base of the Plant in a Glass of Clear water. First examine the Stem Section for discoloration of the pith and vascular tissue which Are typical symptoms of bacterial Wilt when the infected Stem piece has been placed in water a whitish substance a resembling smoke from a cigarette a will be released into the water within three to five minutes. The presence of this bacterial exudate is reliably diagnostic for bacterial Wilt. However not seeing the a a smoke is not proof positive that you done to have online Cut Dening with torn Glasgow Nusun journal bacterial Wilt. You May for example have not waited Long enough for it to become evident in the water or it May have been present but was just Subtle enough that you missed it. While bacterial Wilt leads to the death of infected plants Tomato spotted Wilt infections result in plants that Are damaged but still alive. Furthermore the Tomato spotted Wilt virus is transmitted by thrips and there Are Peak thrips migrations and times when not much is happening so there s a Good Chance you could replant in the same location where previously infected plants were removed. And not have any further Tomato spotted Wilt problems that season proper diagnosis is the key to making Good management decisions. Consider bringing problem plants to the Extension office this summer and Well try to get some answers for you Tom Glasgow is the Craven county Extension director Contact him at Tom Glasgow be . Pets of the week snowball is a 3 Var old r Ile Teie in Ryan is a neutered smooth coated Collie in. Piper is an 8-month of Kab gird in causes slate of emergency by Day id pit associated press Dos Moines Iowa a state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa gov. Terry bran St and with nearly i million chickens and turkeys dead dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening Bird flu outbreak. The proclamation in effect until May ii unless terminated earlier activates disaster response and recovery procedures for the states Homeland Security and emergency management personnel it alsm authorizes use of state resources supplies equipment and materials to track and Monitor Bird flu. Establish restrict ions around affected farms and assist in the rapid detection of cases it also allows state agencies to help in the disposal of poultry carcasses an increasing problem in a state where about 2�?� percent of its by million egg Lay my chickens w ill be wiped out Iowa is the nation s leading egg producer prov i dog one of eve cry a e eggs consumed in the country the state is int h in Turkey production and has lost Well Over 110,000 turkeys. The state now has 21 cases of the h5n2 virus in to counties a this is a magnitude much greater than anything we be dealt w Ith in recent modern times a Branstad said Overall the outbreak has led to Midwest Chicken and Turkey producers losing More than 21 million Birds Minnesota which has kist some 4 million Birds in in counties this Spring declared a state of emergency earlier this week. Four additional farms were added Friday to the Iowa list of those with probable disease outbreak including a second Turkey farm in Sac county and Turkey farms in Pocahontas and Cherokee counties Madison county it rated Southwest of Des Moines is the Only county affected that Isnit in Northwest Iowa an egg laying Chicken farm w Ith i million Birds had a positive preliminary test Iowa Secretary of agriculture Bill norther said its important to step up the states response now. A unfortunately despite the Hest efforts of everyone to slow the spread of the disease outbreaks Are continuing to appear he said state officials have developed expanded Bio Security guidelines that ask poultry Farmers to treat All commercial Chicken and Turkey farms As potential positive sues and implement strict controls in traffic personnel and feed. Mort hey directed terms to disinfect All vehicles and consider any person in site Quot something that needs disinfected so As not to spread t he virus w within the site authorities have asked producers not to give chickens or turkeys kept in largely enclosed barns feed that is stored outside spilled feed should he cleaned up to avoid attracting w ild Birds which researchers have suggested first dropped the virus on the farms during migration he said As Bio Security is increased and weather turns warmer officials Hope the virus w ill die Oft \ Inis reported Iii horses Iii Mew Mexic o by the associated Presa Albuquerque n m i animal health officials say t Here Are t to confirmed cases of an infectious viral Dis ease that afflicts livestock i he new Mexico livestock Hoard said tile cases involve horses in Grant and Otero Mats contaminated counties that have vesicular als tissues blood i stomatitis cultures i he disease typically Teaffe it causes painful Blister like to it horse is lesions on the lips nostrils horses am Tongue coronary bands and housed at the same location teats humans can become those animals ire under ted Grant t n a Herd of 12 cows als Dei ted when handling Ani quarantine Der of the yet i the u there a i Stock me us at in Oua o instil Ernest it it in new St a 5 30 p m i on saturday of. 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