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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Potato, Potato blight, Irish blight, Potato disease, Late potato, Phythophthora infestans

First Page Number

92

Last Page Number

93

Abstract

Late or Irish Blight, caused by the fungus Phythophthora infestans, is the most destructive disease of potatoes in many countries. Fortunately it has proved to be uncommon in the main potato areas of Western Australia as suitable weather for its epidemic development seldom occurs for sufficiently long periods. The disease is encouraged by periods of warm muggy weather during the day, followed by relatively cool night temperatures.

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