July 31, 2012
Ann Hazelrigg, UVM Extension plant pathologist, points out plant disease symptoms at a recent plant-disease field trip in Starksboro. Hazelrigg just reported that late-blight disease has been detected in Vermont.
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Fungus is hard to eradicate by organic methods
The University of Vermont (UVM) Plant Diagnostic Clinic has identified its first case of late blight this year. The fungus-like organism was discovered on July 26 on tomato foliage from a garden in Huntington.