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Prevention of Blight in Seed Potatoes

Nature volume 130, page 367 (03 September 1932) | Download Citation

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IN Jersey, seed potatoes are usually dug when the haulms are green. If blight (Phytophthora infestans) is present on the foliage at this time, serious losses may occur in the seed boxes owing to the fungus spores falling on the tubers at digging-time. Losses of fifty to seventy-five per cent are not uncommon.

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  1. States Experimental Station, Glenham, Jersey, C.I., Aug. 15.

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