Late Blight -- Irish Potato Famine Fungus -- Attacks U.S. Northeast Gardens And Farms Hard

ScienceDaily (July 5, 2009) Home gardeners beware: This year, late blight -- a destructive infectious disease that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s -- is killing tomato and potato plants in gardens and on commercial farms in the eastern United States. In addition, basil downy mildew is affecting plants in the Northeast.
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This article does not mention the vector of volunteer potatoes, but, in many agricultural settings volunteer potatoes are considered a high risk for blight and other diseases.
Gardeners need to be cautious about nurturing volunteer potatoes.
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