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Late Blight: A Community Disease

June 23, 2012
Betsy Burgeson - Master Gardener Coordinator , The Post-Journal

In 2009, late blight devastated many tomato and potato crops throughout New York State. Late blight is predicted to affect our vegetable crops again this year, since we had such a warm winter followed by a wet and humid spring. Discarded potatoes and volunteers that had late blight last year may not have been killed during our mild winter weather and could soon exhibit signs of the disease while already infecting other plants.

 
 
 

 

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