Wet Weather Raises Concerns Over Plant Disease

Vermont’s record-breaking wet spring is causing a new concern for home gardeners and commercial growers. Agriculture officials say the plant disease known as ‘late blight’ is a potential threat to this season’s crops. Resources: Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture Resources: UVM’s Master Gardener Program

Plant experts warn of late blight

Plant experts are warning farmers and backyard gardeners to guard against a fungus that has the potential to wipe out tomato and potato crops across the region. The disease is known as "late blight," and it’s what led to the Irish potato famine at the middle of the 19th century.