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Curling leaves on tomato plants

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A couple of the tomato plants in our garden have mishapen, curly leaves. Can anyone suggest the cause and remedy? I live in Brisbane Australia - which is a subtropical climate.


Posted by: Heidi (1 point) Heidi
Posted: June 3, 2014


David Hughes commented,
Can you provide some. pictures please ?
over 5 years ago.

Heidi commented,
I'll be at the garden next week so I'll take some photos and get back to you all. Thanks so much!
over 5 years ago.



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Some photos would be really helpful here. Virus infection often causes distorted leaves but its hard to say for sure without seeing the plants


Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: June 3, 2014




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Yes pictures would be great. Also check on the undersides of the leaves. Some aphids can cause leaf curling as their populations grow on leaf undersides. If you see very tiny elongate white insects, then you may have whiteflies. These insects are a problem on many plants especially in warmer areas, and they spread viruses that cause leaf curling symptoms.

This extension guide has some pictures of whiteflies and their different stages:
http://ucipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTE...


Posted by: Kerry Mauck (58 points) Kerry Mauck
Posted: June 3, 2014




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