Two weeks ago, an expert-advisor accompanied a client who was dealing with late blight in his tomato fields. This was probably the first case of the season in the Ottawa area. Yesterday (August 4, 2022), another consultant detected similar damage (probably the first case in Quebec) in a potato field. As late blight is a reportable disease, all the necessary protocols have been put in place to mitigate the spread, provide support and provide guidance to affected producers.
Although these are rare and undesirable events, when Phytophthora infestans (mildew) is detected, early detection is a key factor in damage mitigation and probably the best way to eradicate this aggressive fungal disease.
We want to remind you that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
Your cooperative’s expert-advisors are on the field and working continuously to support you.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to refer to your consultant.
Check regularly the alerts of the PWN (phytosanitary warning network) to stay informed.