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Tomato leaf curl

Zone Friendswood, Texas 77546 | danpoehler added on April 15, 2018 | Answered

What is causing my tomato leaf curl on two adjacent plants in a row of 4 and an adjacent row of 4 when none of the other plants are affected? The two plants do not have any yellowing of the leaves which would suggest a virus. Yellow leaf curl is common here in Houston, Tx. New growth is stunted with with severely curled small leaves. About a year ago I used a weed& feed on my lawn for the first time and caught myself dumping one bag full of grass clippings into my compost pile about 5 ft away. I stopped. My problem could be chemical related, but it doesn't be explain why the adjacent plants show no signs of distress.

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MichiganDot
Answered on April 15, 2018

There are several possibilities. Have you inspected closely for tiny insects outside and inside the curl? There is a tomato leaf curl virus but I'd think there would be yellowing if it were the culprit. This article covers the various reasons for tomato leaf curl:
https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/vegetable/files/2010/10/E-626-What-Makes-Tomato-Leaves-Twist-or-Curl.pdf

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