Vegetable Disease Alert: Late Blight Confirmed in NC

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Late blight was confirmed yesterday on a potato crop in eastern North Carolina. Growers throughout the state are encouraged to actively scout potato and tomato crops (both are susceptible) and take steps now to protect their crops.

More information plus control recommendations can be found at North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Plant Pathology Portal.

Late blight confirmed in North Carolina: June 19, 2014

See photos from a past outbreak of late blight on tomato in Chatham County.

Tomato late blight leaf lesions.

If you think you have late blight please contact your county Extension agent.

Many thanks to our awesome North Carolina State University Vegetable Plant Pathologist Dr. Lina Quesada for these alerts!

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Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Jun 20, 2014
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