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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

Late-Blight concerns for this summer

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Late-Blight concerns for this summer

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Concerns about another wet  summer, and reports of late-blight already affecting tomatoes and potatoes in southern states, are leading to predictions that Vermont growers will be facing pressure from this disease again this year.  Here are some resources to help prepare: Cornell - fact sheets, avoidance tips, photos http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/lateblight/late.htm

UMass Amherst Alert and Resources http://www.umassvegetable.org/LateBlightAlertforTomatoandPotato.html

US Pest .org map tracking Late Blight Risk: http://uspest.org/risk/tom_pot_map

FarmPlate Blog Article - Vermont specific reporting http://farmplate.com/blog/?p=3781

Associated Press Article on Late-blight pressure for this growing season: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jNo1tp-n1YFW0VWRSWCD04vJtfhAD9FL5BK00