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Late blight advice for home gardeners

Numerous initial symptoms of late blight are visible

(Credit: University of Maine Cooperative Extension)

Late blight has been identified on Long Island for the fifth straight year, and once again, we all need to be vigilant in looking for symptoms and reporting them as soon as possible.

Late blight, the disease responsible for the great Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s, reared its ugly head on Long Island in 2009, and has been back every year since. The disease is caused by a pathogen that can...

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