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US: Report shows good news on late blight in Minnesota and North Dakota

Minnesota and North Dakota potato farmers continue to avoid late blight this growing season, according to the most recent weekly report. What’s more, the increase in late blight severity values — the weather-based cumulative measurement of conditions that foster development of the potentially devastating crop disease — has slowed, says the North Dakota State University Potato Blightline report issued in early July. The weekly report, sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, found no cases of late blight in Minnesota, North Dakota or Manitoba. More