Late Blight Photos and Information

Late Blight is a pretty powerful fungus. Back in the 1800s, it was late blight which hit the potatoes in Ireland and killed off millions of Irish people. This fungus targets tomatoes and potatoes. It doesn't tend to affect other vegetables. It's not dangerous to humans, except in that it kills off the food that the humans want to eat!

In 2009 Massachusetts was slammed with late blight - brought in from Arkansas by trucked-in baby plants. It destroyed giant areas of the state's tomato harvest.

To combat late blight you need to use fungicides. You also need to immediately remove and SEAL any diseased plants you see, putting them in the garbage in sealed bags. The fungus is very easily spread by the wind so if you compost it you could cause the spores to spread to your entire neighborhood.

Late Blight Tomatoes

Late Blight Tomatoes

Late Blight Tomatoes

Late Blight Tomatoes

Late Blight Tomatoes

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