Potato Late Blight Confirmed in North Carolina

Kate Everts, Vegetable Pathologist, University of Delaware and University of Maryland; keverts@umd.edu

Late blight has been confirmed on potato in a field in North Carolina on May 2, 2012. Growers in Maryland and Delaware should scout their fields and apply a preventative fungicide such as chlorothalonil, mancozeb or Polyram. If the disease spreads north to Virginia, be prepared to apply a more targeted fungicide.

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