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Potato Late Blight




By Steve Johnson, Ph.D.
Extension Professor
and Extension Potato Specialist
Maine Cooperative Extension
Houlton Road
PO Box 727
Presque Isle, ME 04769-0727
Phone: 207-764-3361
stevenj@maine.edu


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Summary:

This presentation will help consultants, growers, practitioners and allied industries in all regions that deal with potatoes understand the devastating disease of late blight. The presentation shows representative color photos of the all aspects of the disease, explains the cause and disease cycle, defines the factors leading to disease, and presents management practices that will reduce losses owing to late blight.


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