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Light blight found on tomato transplants

July 1, 2009
By Richard Gast, Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Recently, alerts have been circulating among Extension educators across all over the Northeast. Their concerns are focused on one disease in particular, a devastating plant disease simply called late blight, and their efforts are focused on raising awareness of late blight-infected tomato plants found at local home-and-garden centers in numerous locations across an area that extends from Maine to New Jersey to Ohio. Tremendous concern lies in just how quickly late blight can spread from one home garden to another or from a home garden to a farmer's fields. And in just how devastating the impacts of the spread of the disease can be.



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