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Managing the risk of early blight (Alternaria species)

Publication Date: 
11 February 2014

Early blight, caused by Alternaria species (spp.), was previously considered to be a risk only to potatoes grown under a warmer, continental climate. Indeed, early blight is the most significant foliar disease of potatoes in the USA, Asia and Africa. Recently, early blight has become far more widespread in mainland Europe, Scandinavia and, increasingly, in GB.

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