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Potato late blight lesion.  Photo: Ristaino, NC State University.
Potato late blight lesion. Photo: Ristaino, NC State University.

Late blight prevention and identification

The cloudy, rainy conditions last month were ideal for the spread of late blight spores. Late blight is a plant disease that attacks potatoes and tomatoes. It has not been confirmed in the North Country, but has been found on a tomato plant in Oneida County. Amy Ivy, horticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton and Essex Counties, says tomato and potato growers in the region should take action. There's no cure for inflected plants, but there are ways to prevent its spread.  Go to full article

A focus on tidying the flower beds

Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about making perennial gardens flashier, if not for this year, then for next summer. And an update on Late Blight, which has devastated tomato and potato plants around the region.  Go to full article
Late blight
Late blight

Late blight hitting potatoes too, and last call for pruning

Martha Foley gets an update from horticulturist Amy Ivy on late blight disease, which kills the foliage of tomato and potato plants. And they talk about summer pruning.  Go to full article

Late Blight found on some tomatoes and potatoes

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about concerns that Late Blight - the same devastating disease that was responsible for the Irish potato famine - is spreading through plants from bigbox and other retailers in the North Country.  Go to full article

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