Late Blight concerns grow in Rock County

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Stan Stricker
July 19, 2010

Late Blight has been confirmed in Marquette County.

UW-Extension Horticulture Educator for Rock County Mike Maddox says it's a wake-up call for local gardeners. He says weather conditions are just right for the spread of the infection, which devastated tomato and potato plants last year. He is reassured by the number of gardeners who've already used a fungicide to prevent the disease.

He hopes the presence of Late Blight to the north prompts more growers to take action.

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