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Tomato growers take note, late blight is early this year

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Late blight, a plant disease that can kill tomato plants, has been found on North Carolina tomatoes earlier in the growing season this year than usual, and home gardeners who grow tomatoes may want to be aware of the threat.

Taking the bite out of late blight

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North Carolina State University scientists will be heavily involved in a national effort to help farmers better manage a plant disease called late blight.

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