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Andy Robinson

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Blightline July 8, 2015

No late blight has been reported in our region of ND, MN or MB. Late blight has been reported in potatoes in Morgan County, CO. The genotype is US8, which was first reported in 1995, has been found only rarely in recent years. Late blight severity values in our area continue to accumulate. Most irrigated locations have reached late blight severity values of 15, including Beach, Inkster, Karlsruhe, Leonard, Linton, Mandan, Michigan, Minot, Oakes, Robinson and Tappen. The non-irrigated locations of Ada, Humboldt, Rolla, Sabin, Stephen and Warren have also accumulated 15 severity values. At this threshold value of 15, accumulated conditions are conducive for late blight if inoculum is present; growers are encouraged to apply a protective fungicide such as chlorothalonil or mancozeb.
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