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Caused by the microorganism Pbytopbthora infestans, late blight kills susceptible tomato plants within days of infection.
The common and halo bacterial blights and BCMV are major production constraints of dry and snap bean worldwide.
From hugs and blights to fuel-laden, tinder-dry forests, Mother Nature is sounding a wake-up call that we'd all do well to heed.
Russia grows between 35 and 40 million tons of potatoes a year but some parts of the country have experienced blights every year for the last decade.
But decades of study didn't discover the small viruses thought to cause at least some of these blights.
Studies on this and other oak leaf and twig blights are continuing, but as yet no chemical spray has been registered for use.
A method of testing beans for resistance to bacterial blights.