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  • Battling Late Blight in Potatoes

    Preventive planning is a key aspect of protecting potatoes from yield-robbing disease like late blight. This disease thrives under cool, wet weather, and the disease cycle may be interrupted during dry spells, but will progress when damp weather returns. In addition to leaves, stems and petioles, potato tubers are also susceptible to late blight. The first symptoms of the disease are small, light to dark green, circular to irregular-shaped water-soaked spots. Lesions usually appear first on the…



This agronomic photo shows the weed wild oats.