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Late blight is back in Vermont

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A warning to gardeners: late blight is back. The fungus has been found on a tomato plant at a home garden in Huntington.

The disease primarily targets tomatoes and potatoes. We saw a major outbreak in our region in 2009 during a wet, cool spring.

Here's what to look out for: lesions on leaves, mold, and rapid browning or dieback. Late blight is easily spread.

Click here for more information on late blight, including how to properly dispose of the plants.

Ann Hazelrigg of the University of Vermont appeared on the Channel 3 News at 6 p.m. to discuss late blight. Watch the video for more.

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