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Late Blight

You can say tomato or tomahto, potato or potahto, but can you say Phytophora infestans?  More commonly known as Late Blight, this highly contagious disease of potato and tomato has been making news since back in 1844 when it kicked off the Irish Potato Famine. 2009 was an especially busy year for late blight in the United States, though Texas didn’t make the Late Blight Late Show.  We don’t know what 2010 will bring, but Late Blight has already been detected in four parishes (we would call them… Read More →