Late blight creates 'culture of fear' among growers
Tuesday 04, May 2010
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.