"Late Blight" is again attacking tomato plants in this part of the state. While this destruction fungus has been discovered on some plants in the region, it's not too late to take steps to protect your tomato harvest.
The destructive plant disease has again been discovered in the region. It was found in the community garden along Monastery Road in Blair Township earlier this month. And now there is concern about the late blight spreading.
But agriculture specialists say the late blight may be kept in check if gardeners and commercial vegetable producers take the proper precautions. There are commercial products available to protect your plants and plenty of plant people seem to be using them. Thanks to an early warning and preventative measures, there is a very good chance that the local tomato crop could be very good this year.
Experts say the secret will be carefully watching your plants, and treating them with the appropriate products when necessary will be the key to producing a bumper crop of tomatoes despite the possibility of late blight.