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Please not again! Looks like blight is back.

June 18, 2010

Not here, not yet, but Rodale is quoting Cornell professor Meg McGrath that it’s just a matter of time. It’s been reported in Pennsylvania and Canada, and NY is sandwiched right in between.
This is what it looked like in our garden last year.
If you see this in yours, remove all the infected plants and bag and trash them. It’s a community disease.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2010 2:23 pm

    Here’s Meg’s photo gallery that will really help you spot late blight on tomatoes.

    http://www.longislandhort.cornell.edu/vegpath/photos/lateblight_tomato.htm

    If you grew potatoes last year, be sure to kill any volunteers. You’ll find lots of links to what else you can do at Meg’s site.

    • June 20, 2010 10:12 am

      Thanks for the extra info, Craig. Our plants are looking so great right now. It will be hard if this becomes endemic.

  2. June 20, 2010 3:22 pm

    as are the ground hogs, and this morning I heard someone mention Japanese beetles

  3. Kylie permalink
    June 30, 2010 3:45 pm

    Noooooooooo! My tomatoes look so good right now. I’ll be heartbroken if we get it. I will beat on the ground and curse Mother Nature and have a big tantrum. Just see if I dont!

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