Why are my plants wilting?
If the problem is caught early, it is possible that only a few plants have wilted so far. Wilting starts at the very tops of the plants. Before they visibly wilt, the leaves appear dull in color and have a "rubbery" feel to them. Full sized plants need 2 to 3 quarts of water per plant per day on sunny days. Other possible causes: 1) Check to see if the wilted plants have a broken stem; 2) Check the emitter at the base of wilted plants. It may be clogged and can be easily cleaned out; 3) Check for disease symptoms, i.e. a brown lesion at the base of the stem, brown vascular area inside the stem, etc. You may need help from your Extension Agent for this. 4) Be sure you have not overfertilized to the point that EC in the root zone has built up to high levels.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Current and prospective greenhouse vegetable growers can learn about the specialized production method during Mississippi State University’s 2024 Greenhouse Vegetable Short Course on Feb. 27-28. The course will be held at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Magnolia Building in Verona from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to greenhouse vegetable producers throughout the Southeast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Vegetable growers soon will have two chances to learn about managing pests on produce in greenhouses and high tunnels.
There’s nothing more satisfying than homegrown tomatoes. You don’t have to be a gardening expert to grow delicious tomatoes in your backyard. Here are a few tips that will help you grow the best looking (and tasting) tomatoes out there: