Tomato Plants

Why Do Some of My Tomato Plants Become Hollow?


scatfish added on June 23, 2013 | Answered

Why do some of my tomato plants become hollow? The plants are hollow and die.


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on June 24, 2013

it sounds like you have stem or stalk borers. "Stalk borer
Creamy-white to light purple larvae that eat tunnels in the stem, causing the plant to wither and die. Remove and destroy weeds where the insect may breed. Locate hole in stem where the borer entered, split stem lengthwise above the hole, and kill the borer. Bind the split stem, and keep the plant well watered. Spray to prevent further infestations." from this article: https://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6461

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Tomato Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.