LATE BLIGHT FOUND IN AROOSTOOK (ME) FIELDS

Published online: Jul 31, 2009
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Farmers in southern and central Maine have already reported cases of late blight in potato and tomato crops. Now the disease has spread to northern Maine.
Wednesday crop experts from the University of Maine Co-operative Extension confirmed the first reported cases in Aroostook County.
Late blight cases have been reported in Houlton, Easton, Fort Fairfield and Fort Kent.
Experts say now that they've found it, the goal is managing the spread.
The disease has been found on both commercial farms and in home gardens. It spreads quickly from field to field and can travel long distances.

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