Lambert explains dangers of late blight, WABI reports

Dave Lambert, University of Maine research assistant, was interviewed by WABI about late blight, an infectious disease of plants that can be ecologically and economically devastating.

“It’s a very infectious disease,” says Lambert. “The organism produces thousands of spores in a single lesion. It occurs very rapidly. You can lose an entire crop in two weeks.”

To avoid an outbreak, Lambert recommends treating all crops early in the season.