Posts Tagged ‘late blight’

Are Your Tomatoes or Potatoes Suffering Disease After Recent Heavy Rainfalls?

Diseases, Potatoes, Tomatoes | 4 Comments

Late blight of tomato

Within the last month or two the east coast of Australia has seen unseasonably heavy rainfall and floods.  Such weather is conducive to the development of a common disease on both tomatoes and potatoes known as ‘Late Blight’ caused by the fungal-like organism Phytophthora infestans.  It has the ability to rapidly wipe out crops and ...

Late Blight on Tomatoes

Diseases, Tomatoes | 5 Comments

Late blight is caused by the fungal disease Phytophthora infestans – one of the most devastating diseases of its time.  It was the cause of the great Irish potato famine in the 1850’s.  Such was the starvation, that millions of Irish people emigrated – just to find food. Late blight is a disease that mainly attacks ...