Late Blight Raises Ugly Head in Idaho

Published online: Jul 26, 2004 U of I
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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.

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