Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Late Blight – Additional Confirmation in Dane County

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in: Crop Updates, News


I wanted to alert the growing community of another confirmation of late blight on tomato from Dane County as of today, 8/18/16. This is the second county in WI to have confirmed late blight. The first report came from a single farm (tomato and potato) from Polk County (US-23) on 8/15/16. Via this email I also want to correct my original report. The location of the initial farm find was in Polk County and NOT St. Croix County as I originally reported. This was my error in associating farm location with the nearest city and corresponding county. My apologies for the error.

I will update our readership with further information as it comes.


Amanda Gevens
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Potato & Vegetable Pathology
Plant Pathology Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
[email protected]

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