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Diagnosis and Management of Pests and Diseases of Tomatoes

Late blight of tomato. Photo by Inga Meadows, NC State University.

Late blight of tomato. Photo by Dr. Inga Meadows, NC State University.

Extension Gardener Workshop

Vegetable Boot Camp (Part 5 of 6)

Access to fresh tomatoes is among the most rewarding aspects of home vegetable gardening, and at time the most challenging. Warm nights, high rain and humidity, and resulting pest and disease pressure can frustrate even experienced gardeners.

Join Matt Jones (Extension Horticulture Agent) and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County for a workshop on identifying and managing the most common pests, diseases, and physiological disorders of home-grown tomatoes. When feasible, organic management options will be emphasized. If you’re having problems with your own tomato plants, bring samples and photos – Master Gardener℠ volunteers will have booths to document your information and provide well-researched responses within 48 hours!

Two identical sessions of this workshop are available to accommodate your schedule:


The workshop costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by July 2, 2020. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page.

Both workshops will be held at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center (1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro).

This workshop is part of the Extension Gardener series of workshops that are open to everyone. It is also part of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program. More information about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Chatham County.

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by June 19, 2020, to Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email:

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Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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