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Thursday, July 15, 2010 Tri-Coun News * Kimball, MN Watch out for tomato diseases Bylanelle Kuechle, can spread the fungal spores. Sep- U of MExtension toria also overwinters in the debris Tomato season is coming Of diseased plants, in the soil, and up quickly and with our warm in weeds of the nightshade fam- humid weather, it is imp6rtant to ily. Sanitation is the first step in be watchful for diseases affect- keeping this disease from spread- ing tomatoes. Alternaria leaf spot ing. It is important to destroy any (Alternaria solani) and Septoria infected plant material and to leaf spot (Septoria lycopersici) are keep weeds at bay throughout the two fungal diseases commonly season and after harvest. Remove seen in tomatoes. Characteristic plant material from the garden symptoms of these diseases start and keep a crop rotation through- with the lower leaves of the plants out your garden to keep lingering turning yellow, then brown, and pests and diseases from affecting then drying up and falling from plants every year. If your plants the plant, have been affected with spots in Septoria leaf spot is the most the lower leaves, prune infected common fungal disease of toma- leaves off of tomato plants and toes and primarily infects leaves, dispose of them, however do not although stem and fruit lesions remove more than 1/3 of the plant. also occur. This disease can affect It is also important to water plants plants at any stage of plant devel- at the base of the plant early in the opment. Round, yellow spots day and stake or cage plants to develop on the lower leaves, these increase air circulation. This pre- spots enlarge and turn brown to vents the disease from spreading gray. Tiny black fruiting bodies through water splashing on the then form in the center of the leaf leaves. The use of mulch around spots. These fruiting bodies pro- the base of plants will help to pre- duce spots which cause second- vent water splash from carrying ary infections, usually upwards spores upward into the plant, as throughout the plant. For this well as help to maintain an even reason, the disease typically is supply of moisture. seen spreading up the plant like It also may be helpful to apply a ladder. Infected leaves turn yel- fungicides, particularly when low then brown and fall from the weather conditions are condu- plant. Defoliation can expose fruit cive to development of disease. to the sun which will cause sun- Scout plants often and begin a scald damage. Under warm tem- fungicide spray as soon as symp- peratures and wet conditions, toms appear. Fungicides will not splashing rain, insects and even cure affected plants; only prevent hands and clothing of gardeners spread from getting too severe. DNR announces public input for Leech Lake management plan Citizens interested in the Leech Lake fishery now can provide input ro Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff on the department's proposed five-year fish population objec- tives and fisheries management actions. The public comment period bel ins July 1 and end July 30. The draft plan incorporates the recommendations of the 17-mem- ber Leech Lake Advisory Com- mittee, which has met 11 times since August 2009. The public can review the committee's final report and background informa- tion and provide proposal feed' back online at . Paper questionnaires also are available in Walker at the DNR's Walker Area Fisher- ies Office, 07316 State Highway 371 NW, and the Walker Public Library, 207 Fourth St. "Walleye fishing on Leech Lake is very important to the Walker community and surround- ing area," said Harlan Fierstine, Walker area fisheries supervisor. "The Leech Lake fishery is also a significant statewide resource that all Minnesotans can enjoy. With the lake's walleye population and fishery recovered to historic levels, Leech Lake is once again one of the premier walleye fishin8 destinations in Minnesota." Public input will be reviewed and considered in August and September. The final Leech Lake management plan will be com- the fall. For additional information on the draft management plan and the public input process, contact the DNR's Walker Area Fisheries office at (218) 547-1683. Pictured is Septoria leaf spot On Department of Plant Pathology. : Always read labels carefully and apply as directed. Removing the most severely infected foliage and applying the fungicide to foliage that does not show the symptoms will reduce the impact and the Page 27 nnlHinlnll'nl I tomato leaves. Photo by U of M spread of the disease. The follow- ing fungicides as labeled for con- trol of Septoria leaf spot. Apply one of the following at 7-10 day intervals starting at the first sign of the disease. Copper-containing products (Bordeaux 8-8-100, Kocide, TopCop). These prod- ucts are considered acceptable for organic production. Use sulfur- containing products carefully as it can burn the leaves if it is applied at high temperatures or at rates higher than the label recommen- dation. For conventional control, use products containing Chloro- thalonil, Maneb or Mancozeb. Be sure that any product you select is labeled for application to toma- toes and follow all directions and precautions. When applying these products, it is important to apply it to the undersides of the leaves as well as the surface. Bandshell & Beer Garden Bandshell & Beer Garden KingeryFamily, Bandshell, 12:30-h30p,m. ~ Art-In Performance, Bandshell, 3:30 p.m. ~ ~" ~ Senir Citizen Prgram' Bandshell' 1:30 p'm" ~i~ Augustana Variety Show, Bandshell, 2-3;30 p.m. Wagon Wheelers Band, Bandshell 6:30-10 p.m. Free Kids Craft in the Craft Hut by the Fair Office, 4-6 p.m. Share The Fun, Bandshell, 5 p.m.; Arts-ln, Bandshell, 5:30 p.m. Pure Country, Bandshell, 7:30-1030 p.m. G R A N D S T A N D Wally Pikal, Beer Garden, 8:30-10:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. -- $7.00 per person G RA N D STA N D Carnival O,n, at,p.m. Demolition Derby 0pensCamivalat 1 p.m. 7:00 p.m. -- $5.00 per person Camiva, Bracelet Donkey Races Rides - 6-8 p.m. Kids Day Bandshell & Beer Garden Underwater Adventures, Bandshell, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sharky Visit, Bandshelt, noon Clowns Entertain, Bandshell, Noon-4 p.m. Ocean Education Program, Bandshell, 2:30 p.m. Sharky Visit, Bandshell, 4:30 p.m. Greg Michaels, Bandshell, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Back Roads Band, Beer Garden, 9 p.m.-midnight ? Carnival Opens at Noon GRANDSTAND ;00 p,m, - 7,00 per per=on Demolition Derby Carnival Opens at noon Carnival I~racelet Rides - 1-4 p.m. Bandshell Ecumenical Church Service with First Baptist, Grove City, 10:30 a.m. Free Kids Craft in the Craft Hut by the Fair Office, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sherwin Linton Show, 1-1:45 p.m. Talent Show, 2 p.m. Sherwin Linton to follow Talent Show Sherwin Linton Show, 7-8:30 p.m. (winners of the Talent Show will be part oftbJs show) GRANDSTAND 1:00 p.m. -- $7.00 per person Demolition De~y