The following advisory is posted on behalf of Dr. Steve Rideout:
Late blight was found on potato in Camden and Pasquotank counties in North Carolina over the weekend. We will be processing the samples to determine more information on race/fungicide sensitivity. In the meantime, growers are encouraged to scout their tomato and potato fields for the disease. Preventative fungicide applications are recommended, particularly near the outbreak area in NC.
If you have questions please let us know. You can access current recommended materials for late blight in the commercial and homeowner vegetable production guides. Also, you can visit the following web page for more information on this disease:
This is a serious threat to potato and tomato production in the Commonwealth. Please let us know if we can help.