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Research Project: Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: The 2009 late blight pandemic in eastern USA

item Fry, We
item Mcgrath, M
item Seaman, A
item Zitter, T
item Mcleod, A
item Danies, G
item Small, I
item Myers, K
item Everts, K
item Gevens, A
item Gugino, B
item Johnson, S
item Judelson, H
item Ristaino, J
item Roberts, P
item Secor, G
item Seebold, K
item Snover-clift, K
item Wyenandt, A
item Grunwald, Niklaus - Nik
item Smart, C

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/2/2012
Publication Date: 8/9/2012
Citation: Fry, W., Mcgrath, M.T., Seaman, A., Zitter, T.A., Mcleod, A., Danies, G., Small, I.M., Myers, K., Everts, K., Gevens, A.J., Gugino, B.K., Johnson, S.B., Judelson, H., Ristaino, J., Roberts, P., Secor, G., Seebold, K., Snover-Clift, K., Wyenandt, A., Grunwald, N.J., Smart, C.D. 2012. The 2009 late blight pandemic in eastern USA. Plant Disease. 97(3):296-306.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The tomato late blight pandemic of 2009 made late blight into a household term in much of the eastern United States. Many home gardeners and organic producers lost most, if not all, of their tomato crop, and their experiences were reported in the mainstream press. This article, which is written for a broad audience, reviews and documents the emergence of the 2009 pandemic.