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Potato late blight can destroy fields in days, and was central to the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s when 2 million people died from starvation and disease.
For late blight, keep foliage dry as much as possible, and check frequently for symptoms whenever the weather is wet.
On peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes, Phytophthora infection is known as late blight.
Immediately remove and destroy plants infected with late blight; prune off cankered shoots of shrubs.
The problem of potato late blight, though not as acute, persists.
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