Pests and Diseases, Research

Researchers identify new strains of pathogen that could threaten U.S. growers

The fungal-like organism that causes late blight affects both tomatoes and potatoes. Unlike the other 60 Phytophthora species that produce soil-borne, root-rotting diseases, late blight infects foliage, stems, potato tubers and tomato fruits. Lesions can occur on both leaves and stems, and usually occur after periods of wet weather. Scientific research of Phytophthora infestans, or late blight, has been an issue[Read More...]

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