Diagnosis: Sooty Mold on Tomato

  • By : Hellen Kanyagha
  • Country : Tanzania
  • Date : August 16, 2018


  • Sooty molds thrive where sap feeding insects are actively feeding and secreting honeydew.
  • Manage sap sucking insects mostly aphids and white flies to effectively manage sooty mold.
  • Use traps to control insect pests.
  • Moderate use of fertilizers, because over-fertilization can attract certain sap-sucking insects.
  • Crop rotation and sanitation
  • Keep the land weed free
  • Refer the PCPB list for registered chemicals against sooty mold.