Late Blight Raises Ugly Head in Idaho
The University of Idaho today confirmed that late blight has been found in southern Bingham County in Idaho.
The University recommends growers follow a seven-day spray schedule, especially if cooler weather with thunderstorms continues.
Eastern Idaho has been receiving almost daily late afternoon cloud formations that have led to scattered thunder showers and cooler-than-normal temperatures.
Growers downwind (through the Upper Snake River Valley) especially, should go into a preventative mode of action to protect their crop from blight spores that can be blown by the wind for many miles.