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Rotten Tomatoes? Good for Movie Ratings, Bad for Your Meals

Anthracnose is a “rotten” disease that causes tomatoes to bruise and rot. It hangs onto branches and then when it rains drips down on the tomatoes, infecting them. Farmers typically use water management strategies and fungicides to minimize the amount of anthracnose that sticks to the tomato. ARS researchers are looking for an even better solution: breeding new lines of tomatoes that are resistant to anthracnose disease. Check out the video.