late blight


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late blight

[′lāt ¦blīt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus blight disease in which symptoms do not appear until late in the growing season and vary for different species.
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fungicide for control of downy mildew and late blight in leafy vegetables (lettuce and spinach), potatoes, tobacco and other vegetables
This works because the fruit are produced so much earlier in the year so they are generally harvested before late blight occurs.
In 2012, the third year of the trial, all the non-GM potatoes in the trial were infected with late blight by August while the modified vegetables remained resistant.
The EPA said late blight is a very common disease in Ireland and some scientists think it's the most dangerous potato disease in the world because it can spread so rapidly.
But Teagasc counters that late blight disease presents a grave threat to Ireland's potato crop.
As a member of the Long Island Horticultural Research Center (LIHREC) the research team, Hunsberger's focus was identification of plant pathogen threats in edible crops, primarily vegetable and herb varieties, such as tomato late blight and downy mildew on sweet basil.
Late blight appears as brown or black lesions on foliage or stems.
On May 7, late blight was detected in a greenhouse in St.
Focusing on the US, she explores HIV, influenza, drug-resistant pathogens, tuberculosis, meningitis, malaria, hepatitis B and C, measles, and other diseases; animal diseases like mad cow disease and avian flu; threats to crops like citrus tristeza virus, late blight of potato, and bacterial wilt; human activities that have increased the risk associated with certain diseases, including overpopulation, the healthcare crisis, and global climate change; and what can be done about them.
Tomato plants late blight The aftermath of blight should not be ignored.
The greenhouse itself helps prevent late blight, a tomato disease that distresses mountain gardeners just about every year.
I planted my crops a little too close together that first year," Willi says; the tomatoes got late blight.