Late Blight Fungus Infects Northeast Gardens
Late Blight, a fungus more commonly known as Irish Potato Blight – said to have caused the 19th century potato famine – has infected the Northeast.
The fungus is believed to have originated with a large vegetable distributor based in Texas who shipped infected tomtato plants to Walmart stores in the Northeast. Signs of Late Blight can be identified by lesions on the stems and olive-brown colored spots on the leaves. The disease increases rapidly because spores are spread by the wind. Read more.