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Tomato Late Blight
image by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood

Tomato Late
Blight

Phytophthora infestans is the oomycete responsible for both Tomato Late Blight and Potato Late Blight and was the cause of the 1840 Irish Potato famine. Tomato Late Blightimage by Margaret McGrath, Cornell Bugwood[/caption] It also attacks other members of the solanacea family including petunia and nightshade affecting all above-ground portions of the plant. Symptoms appear first on the younger leaves as irregularly shaped lesions and white cottony growth on the underside of the leaf. Cool (nights in the 50s-60s and days in the 80s), wet weather and clouds provide optimal conditions for the disease. Tomato Late Blightimage by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood[/caption] Management Grow resistant varieties Plant early in the season Prevent water from staying on leaves Remove infected leaves, fruit, plants, and weeds .

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Tomato Late Blight
image by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood

Tomato Late
Blight

Phytophthora infestans is the oomycete responsible for both Tomato Late Blight and Potato Late Blight and was the cause of the 1840 Irish Potato famine. Tomato Late Blightimage by Margaret McGrath, Cornell Bugwood[/caption] It also attacks other members of the solanacea family including petunia and nightshade affecting all above-ground portions of the plant. Symptoms appear first on the younger leaves as irregularly shaped lesions and white cottony growth on the underside of the leaf. Cool (nights in the 50s-60s and days in the 80s), wet weather and clouds provide optimal conditions for the disease. Tomato Late Blightimage by Gerald Holmes - Bugwood[/caption] Management Grow resistant varieties Plant early in the season Prevent water from staying on leaves Remove infected leaves, fruit, plants, and weeds .

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Downy Mildew
Image by Gerald Holmes -- Bugwood

Plant Disease
Factsheets

NC State Plant Disease Fact Sheets have disease management recommendations for organic growers and for home gardeners. Cedar apple rust on Serviceberryimage by Lucy Bradley[/caption] There is a description of the disease, a list of host plants, diagnostic cues and images, everything you need to identify and manage disease problems in your garden and landscape.

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Cucurbit downy mildew , Bottom of leaf
image by Gerald Holmes

Cucurbit downy
mildew

A foliar, fungal like disease of cucumbers, cantaloupe, melons, squash and pumpkins, Pseudoperonospora cubensis generally arrives in North Carolina in May or June and escalates through fall. Cucurbit downy mildew, Top of leafimage by Gerald Holmes[/caption] Minimize cucurbit downy mildew damage by: Keeping leaves dry when possible: Water the soil rather than the plant Use drip irrigation Water early in the day Space plants to allow air circulation. Plant early in the season to harvest before fall when disease levels are highest in North Carolina. At present, no resistant varieties are available. More Information and Images

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Public Gardens Map

Public Gardens
Map

Check out the Map of Public Gardens on the NCSU Gardening Portal *  Click on a marker for detailed information about that garden. * Use the zoom tool on the left to focus in on a particular area or to view a larger area. * Click and drag to reposition the view. *  Click a type of garden in the key to view only gardens of that type. *  Scroll down below the full size map for an alphabetical listing of gardens.

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Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook

Southeastern
Vegetable Crop Handbook

Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook[/caption] Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including:  varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crop selection, pesticide selection, grafting, postharvest handling, pest management and much more!

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Plant Diagnostic Workshop Set for October 7, 2016

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic (PDIC) will conduct a hands-on workshop in plant disease diagnosis for NCCE Area Specialized Agents and County Agents. Date: Friday, October 7, 2016Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Place: …

– from the   PDIC blog
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE »

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