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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Late Blight Found on Tomato and Potato Transplants in CT

Late blight has been found on tomato and potato transplants in a commercial greenhouse operation in CT. 
The tomato plants were grown from seed collected on the farm last year and the potatoes were purchased from an organic seed source from out-of-state. None of the transplants in question were shipped and have been destroyed. 
This is the first report of Late blight this season in the Northeast. We will be watching the situation closely and keep growers up to date.

Andy Wyenandt
Extension Specialist in Vegetable Pathology