Join eOrganic for a webinar on late blight of tomato and potato on January 14, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advanced registration is required. A live chat session will follow.
Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/70122
About the Webinar
This devastating disease has been occurring more often in the USA recently, especially on tomatoes. Beginning and experienced growers need to understand changes in the pathogen that account for this change and other facts about recent occurrences in order to manage late blight effectively. Another objective is to share information among researchers and growers about managing late blight with copper, biofungicides, and resistant varieties, and utility of the USABlight monitoring program and the Decision Support System.
About the Presenter
Margaret Tuttle McGrath, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Riverhead, New York
Meg McGrath conducts research. gives talks, and prepares extension materials on managing diseases of vegetable crops organically with biopesticides, resistant varieties and other cultural practices. She also works with growers to diagnose problems developing on their farm and to identify suitable management programs. She is located at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center where she has been working since 1988.
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