The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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June 19, 2010

Experts: Tomato blight is back





What to look for:

• Pale green to brown spots on upper surface of leaves.

• Lesions on leaves.

• Downy white growth may develop.

• Stems, branches and eventually fruit may be infected.

• If suspected, contact county Penn State Cooperative Extension office. Cambria County residents should call 472-7986; Somerset residents, 445-8979

What to do:

• Before symptoms appear, spray with fungicide containing chlorothalonil.

• Most common trade names are: Daconil, Bonide, Fung-onil and Ortho Multi-Purpose Fungicide.

• Reapply every five to seven days through growing season.

• Reapply after significant rain.

• Destroy infested plants.

•Follow label directions, including protective clothing if recommended.

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