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Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.

Late blight confirmed in St. Lawrence County

Tomato and potato growers beware. Cornell Cooperative Extension has confirmed the first case of late blight in St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article
Horticulturist Amy Ivy
Horticulturist Amy Ivy

Late blight vs. early blight, explained

Growers are nervous this summer as they hope late blight won't resurface in the North Country. The disease devastated tomato and potato crops across the Northeast last summer. David Sommerstein talks with Amy Ivy, horticulturalist for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex counties, for the latest on late blight. She says gardeners are confusing the disease with early blight and other, more common, diseases.  Go to full article

In the garden: one old threat, one new one

A new threat to the onion family: leek moth. The moths are familiar to gardeners across the border in Ontario and Quebec, but were only reported in this country last summer, in Plattsburgh. In their weekly conversation, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley what home gardeners should look for. Plus a reminder to dig up and safely dispose of "volunteer" potatoes...growing from the remnants of last year late blight-infected crop.  Go to full article

Vegetable gardeners on the look-out for a return of late blight

It was in the 80s and 90s across the North Country this past weekend. Some eager gardeners were no doubt out in the vegetable patch, planting the earliest of early crops, like spinach and peas. It won't be long till the planting season is underway in earnest. And there's an important question lingering from last year: what about late blight?

Horticulturist Amy Ivy assures Martha Foley there are no worries about tomatoes carrying the disease over the winter, but potatoes are another story.  Go to full article
Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her garden.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her garden.

In the Potato Patch

Scientist, writer and gardener Diana Beresford-Kroeger, on a quick tour of her potato patch with Martha Foley. Beresford-Kroeger's extensive gardens are just outside Merrickville, Ontario.  Go to full article

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