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Small curled tomato leaves #750036

Asked May 15, 2021, 8:36 AM EDT

What might cause tomato leaves to be small and slightly curled? Nursery grown plants have such robust dark green leaves. I was growing them under led lights but have moved them outside to slowly harden them. I bring them inside overnight. All 8 varieties of my tomatoes are affected. Thanks for your help

Chisago County Minnesota

Expert Response

Thank you for writing.

This looks a lot like herbicide drift.  Tomatoes are extremely sensitive to this.  Lawn services are a big problem.

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Steve Miles Replied May 15, 2021, 11:34 AM EDT
Thanks but I’m sure there was no herbicide drift. What else might it be?  I had sterilized the pots and used sterile seed starting mix. 

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patricia berglund Replied May 15, 2021, 11:54 AM EDT

Thank you for writing back. We are getting a huge number of people with herbicide drift this spring.  If you are certain that no one is spraying then the many small oval white things could be a sign of aphids or white fly.'t%20just%20parasitize,flowers%2C%20shrubs%2C%20and%20trees

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Steve Miles Replied May 15, 2021, 12:56 PM EDT

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