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BLIGHT ON NEW POTATOES

Posted by Rosemoor Garden on 10 Jul 2009 at 04:02 PM

The first potato blight of the season has arrived at Rosemoor (6th July).

 

We get blight every year so we only grow earlies although we have over the last few years had success with the blight resistant main crop ‘Sarpo’ types.

The best thing to do when you first see the blight on the leaves is to pull the tops to prevent the disease spreading into the tubers.

There are fungicides available for blight but in the Fruit and Vegetable garden at Rosemoor we prefer to avoid spraying and only grow those main crop varieties with blight resistance.

 

Garry Preston, Fruit and Veg Gardener

Comments

bogweevil said:

This looks more like natural senesence than blight (although it is the blight season)- consider the British Potato Councils problem pages:  www.potato.org.uk/.../ref.html

Boggy

on 10 Jul 2009 at 04:39 PM