Potato Late Blight

Jean Rice jeanr at scisoc.org
Thu Mar 6 22:23:08 EST 1997


The American Phytopathological Society is sponsoring an 
online workshop on Potato Late Blight.

The POTATO LATE BLIGHT Workshop provides background 
information, workshop papers on recent research, and 
discussion groups on this disease---and its causal organism 
Phytophthora infestans---which is most famous as the 
disease that caused the IRISH POTATO FAMINE in the late 
1840s. In addition of being of value to those who are 
teaching about this event in commemoration of its 150th 
anniversary, the workshop is timely because recent strains 
of the causal fungus of late blight have emerged that make 
it more resistant to widely used pesticides

The workshop can be accessed at http://www.scisoc.org



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