Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Specialist – Plant Pathology; email@example.com
Green row: April 29th, 2016
Note- Late Blight was discovered in a commercial greenhouse in Western MD on 5/17/16. Race is US-23. Late blight was also reported in E Shore VA on 6/2/16. Race US-23. Dickeya has been confirmed in DE, in several fields of the cultivar Vivaldi. Symptoms in later planted potatoes will likely to become more pronounced soon with increasing temperature. For more information on Dickeya go to: http://extension.udel.edu/fieldcropdisease/2016/03/29/dickeya-blackleg-updates-and-considerations-for-2016-potato-crop/.
If you notice symptoms of black leg, please contact me or the Plant diagnostic clinic to have the disease confirmed.
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Notes: Season severity of 18 severity values indicates the need for the first fungicide application. An accumulated severity of 7 after fungicide application identifies the need for a subsequent fungicide application.
You can personalize your late blight forecasts for specific fields, sign up for email or text alerts, and enter in management information at http://blight.eas.cornell.edu/blight/. Real time fungicide application timing tables for locations within Delaware can be accessed at http://blight.eas.cornell.edu/blight/DE
See the 2016 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations-Delaware for recommended fungicides.
Any suspect samples can be sent to the Plant Diagnostic Clinic or dropped off at your local extension office. Dr. Nathan Kleczewski can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-300-6962.
The website USABlight tracks tomato and potato late blight across the nation and can be found here: http://usablight.org/. Information on scouting, symptomology, and management can also be found on this website.