Late Blight Found in Montgomery County

Late blight on leaf

Late blight has been confirmed on tomato in Montgomery County, VA, by the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic. Potato and tomato growers should take precautionary actions and increase scouting. Cool and wet conditions favor development of this disease and fungicide sprays should be in place before the disease is present in a field or garden. For more information on late blight and late blight management, refer to the Extension publication available at: . Late blight was previously identified in Loudoun County, VA, on July 22 and Rappahannock County, VA, on August 8.