News, Articles and Useful Information

News and other articles relating to Blight and related areas are listed below

The list shows articles of interest to professional and amateur growers. 

How to stop potato blight

A good start can help you to prevent blight in your potatoes. Choose an airy plot with a good amount of space between your potato plants. Rotating crops is also important, so don't plant this year's potatoes in the same place as last year's.

Staying on top of blight this year

The evolution of new blight strains 36_A2 and 37_A2 continue to present big challenges to growers. Belchim Crop Protection offer guidance for growers based on studies in the UK and other European countries.

Fungicide Resistance Guidelines from AHDB and FRAG-UK

Resistance occurs when a pathogen becomes so insensitive to a fungicide that the fungicide’s field performance is impaired. Resistance can arise rapidly and completely so that disease control is lost in a single step. More commonly, resistance deve...

Potential 'Achilles heel' for potato blight

A potential "Achilles heel" for potato blight has been discovered following a collaboration between scientists in Dundee and China. They have identified a potato enzyme that, if removed, could prevent the fungal disease taking hold.

Advice from Thompson & Morgan

Late blight is a serious and widespread disease of the Solanaceae family. It is often called potato blight or tomato blight as it particularly affects these crops, and can destroy a tomato or potato crop in as little as 10 days. However the causal pa...

Blight Advice from the RHS

Potato and tomato blight, properly called late blight, is a disease of the foliage and fruit or tubers of tomatoes and potatoes, causing rotting. It is most common in wet weather.