Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Vegetable Crop Update #6

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in: Crop Updates, News

Website Crop Update Feature ImageVegetable Crop Update #6*

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Since sending out the Veg Crop Updates newsletter, I received several updates regarding new finds of potato late blight along the eastern seaboard – not yet posted to usablight.org. Late blight was detected in northeastern North Carolina and southern Virginia. The infected plant samples are currently being typed for pathogen clonal lineage/strain by pathologists at Cornell University.

Wet weather can promote late blight when temperature conditions are favorable and the pathogen is present.

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

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