Disease Supplement #3 of the Vegetable Crop Update is now available. This supplement provides updates on the status and management of late blight in tomato and potato in Wisconsin.
Earlier today, late blight was confirmed on conventionally managed tomato in Milwaukee County, WI. We do not yet know the genotype of the pathogen, but we will report this information in upcoming UWEX Veg Crop Update newsletters. This is the second WI county with a late blight report for 2014.
Please note management recommendations in this supplement for ALL producers of tomato and potato. This is a community disease and one that all growers of susceptible crops must be aware of and manage to limit crop losses and potentially great economic losses. Also, overall management helps to limit the need for more intensive fungicide use which is beneficial to people, the environment, and the economic bottom line of all producers.
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