Biennial Euroblight Meeting

The biennial meeting of the European network Euroblight, which tracks European outbreaks of late blight, was held this May in Romania.  The meeting included colleagues from North America, South America, and Asia, as well as Europe, and represents a step towards developing a global strategy for tracking and managing late blight.  Read more.

North American Late Blight Symposium


On August 8 and 9, 2014 (Friday and Saturday) a "North American Late Blight Symposium" was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., that focused on late blight diseases of potato and tomato. The symposium was 1.5 days (all day Friday and Saturday until noon) and took place in the Minneapolis Convention Center immediately before the joint meeting of the American and Canadian Phytopathological Societies, which was being held in the same location. 

The meeting  opened with a keynote address by Geert Kessel of Wageningen University entitled "Towards an IPM 2.0 approach for potato late blight management ". 

There were also shorter talks and a poster session, covering the following topics:

• Epidemiology • Pathogen Biology and Diversity • Plant-based resistance • Integrated Disease Management • Chemical Control

Abstract from the symposium are posted here

USABlight Webinar on Jan 14th, 2014

Webinar now available to view:

Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences

Presented by members of the USABlight extension team (Meg McGrath, Chris Smart, Beth Gugino, Amanda Gevens, and Pam Roberts) and hosted by eOrganic on January 14th, 2014.  While geared for organic farmers, the webinar contains information relevant for all users.  Click here to view.


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