Late Blight Disease Discovered on Florida Potato

Jim Rogers Disease, Florida, potato

Florida’s potato and tomato growers should be on alert. Late blight disease has been discovered on potato in the Immokalee, Florida area. That is according to a report from Glades Crop Care. As a result, growers should scout susceptible crops and evaluate their fungicide programs if applications need to be made. Systemic products become distributed locally within plant tissues and …


Microbial Marauder of Potato, Tomato Crops Has an Accomplice

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, potato, Research, Tomatoes

(USDA/ARS) — Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — Phytopthora infestans — may have had a “helping hand” in recent U.S. outbreaks of the costly blight disease. Reporting in the September 2019 issue of Virus Research, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Cornell University (CU) and Rutgers University scientists announced they had identified a virus that …