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Manitoba potato growers need to scout for late blight

August 15, 2016  By Manitoba Co-operator

August 15, 2016, Winnipeg, Man – Manitoba gardeners need to scout for late blight in their tomatoes and potatoes — not just to protect themselves, but the province’s 64,500 acres of commercial potato production.

Late blight — the same fungal disease responsible for the Irish potato famine in the late 1840s — was detected July 16 in a potato field near Carberry. READ MORE

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