Late Blight in Maine – July 2012
Late Blight in Maine
Late blight spores can travel over 40 miles under the right conditions (wet and warm) and the spread can be very fast. We are encouraging all growers to carefully and regularly inspect their plants for this disease. Please report any suspicious symptoms to the UMaine Extension Pest Management Office at 207-581-3883 or 1-800-287-0279 (in Maine) or e-mail PMO@umext.maine.edu.
Samples can be sent to:
Pest Management Office
491 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473-0279
Samples should be sent in a sealed plastic bag with a dry paper towel to keep them fresh. For the latest control options available for late blight on tomatoes, check out the University of New Hampshire Extension’s fungicide table (PDF).