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Friday, May 4, 2012
COLD INJURY Injury was found this past week in some early season plantings due the most recent cold snap we had early this week. Injury was reported on lettuce and on potato (seen pictured). In some cases, such as pepper and tomato, cold temperatures can damage meristem tissue and injury won't be seen until those leaves flush out weeks later. Often in this type of damage resembles virus infection (especially in pepper) resulting in crimpled leaves and mosaic-like symptoms on leaves.