About the webinar
Late blight is a serious disease of potato and tomato family (Solanaceous) crops worldwide that reached epidemic proportions on U.S. farms in 2009. Join eOrganic presenters Dr. Sally Miller of Ohio State University and Dr. Meg McGrath of Cornell University to learn about the state of late blight in 2010, the late blight disease cycle, how to scout and diagnose the disease, and how to manage late blight on your organic farm. This webinar was recorded on July 1, 2010.
Webinar Recording in sections
- Part 1- Importance of this Plant Disease
- Part 2 - Diagnosing the Disease
- Part 3 - Symptom Imitators
- Part 4 - Testing to Make Sure it's Late Blight
- Part 5 - Scouting
- Part 6 - Occurrence
- Part 7 - Management Steps 1-7
- Part 8 - Using Fungicides for Control
- Part 9 - Final Managing Tips
Resources from the Webinar
- The Late Blight Blog
- Meg McGrath's Website at Cornell Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
- Weekly Updates from Cornell Cooperative Extension on Late Blight
- Tomato-Potato Smith Late Blight Risk Map - Helps to predict the risk of late blight in your area
- National Plant Diagnostic Network - Find a diagnostic lab in your area
- eOrganic articles: Organic Management of Late Blight of Potato and Tomato (Phytopthora infestans), Organic Management of Late Blight of Potato and Tomato with Copper Products
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