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Late blight creates 'culture of fear' among growers

Tuesday 04, May 2010

Category: News

By: Jorge L. Alonso G.

Most serious potato disease shouldn't be kept secret, researchers say

In the potato industry, reporting late blight can be a sensitive matter. Some farmers are reluctant to report outbreaks for fear they won't be able to market the crop or that they'll be viewed as bad farmers.

"I think there's a stigma attached to it," said Phil Nolte, a University of Idaho Extension seed potato specialist.

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