Late blight was confirmed on conventionally managed tomato in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on July 30, 2014. We do not yet know the genotype of the pathogen – it will be reported when we know. This is the second county in Wisconsin with a late blight report for 2014.
Please note management recommendations in this supplement for ALL producers of tomato and potato. This is a community disease and one that all growers of susceptible crops must be aware of and manage to limit crop losses and potentially great economic losses. Also, overall management helps to limit the need for more intensive fungicide use which is beneficial to people, the environment, and the economic bottom line of all producers.