Although late blight has not been found so far this growing season, conditions are excellent for its development and spread. Rob Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture, recommends all growers of potatoes and tomatoes be extra vigilant in checking for the disease. He spoke with our Caitlynn Reesor.
Interview with Rob Spencer (2:12 minutes) (548 Kb)
For more information, you can call Rob Spencer at the Ag Info Centre at 310-3276, or go to Ropin’ the Web, where Spencer has put together Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes Frequently Asked Questions.
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development