Tomato leaves challenged

Client called and has been having poor tomato production.  Leaves are narrow and unthrifty, tomato production low.  I suspect low nutrition and irregular watering.  Suggested having the soil tested.  Client has fertilized regularly with composted horse manure and uses old hay mulch.  Any other thoughts would be appreciated.  What am I missing?

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Pepper problem

Amish farmer has a field of peppers with these symptoms.  Small holes are mostly found on the top of the pepper near the stem.  I suspect European Corn Borer.  Please confirm or give ideas for the real cause. Appears it is too late to do anything for this year’s crop. What is the suggested protocol […]

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Spots on a radish

A client brought in these radishes with spots on their skins. Radishes have not been planted in this location for over two years.  The leaves look fine however, it appears that something has caused the skin of the radish to become blemished.  It is almost as if worms or nematodes have tried feeding on them.

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Grow Low Sumac

A client called and wants to plant Low Grow Sumac as a ground cover.  How far apart should they be planted? She was also wondering about planting James Compton Black Snakeroot behind it (between the Sumac and her house).  Would that be advisable and would it be aesthetically pleasing?  I know very little about either […]

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