How we rejoice in those vegetables and fruits that grow in our gardens and personal plots, but sometimes they are affected by pests or fungal diseases. And then over the green wards you need to work very hard to save them from death.
Potato late blight is a very dangerous disease that is widespread among many nightshades, including tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Sometimes its harmful effects extend to strawberries, castor oil plants and buckwheat.
Potato late blight spreads on fruits or plants of vegetables and fruits due to exposure to the fungus, the causative agent Phytophtora infe-stans. Most of all, this ailment spreads in conditions of high humidity, including frequent and abundant fogs and grew, if the leaves of the plant are often wet and at a temperature of + 15-20 degrees, and also if a sharp temperature drop is very noticeable during the day and night.
Late blight appears on potatoes, first on the leaves with a gray-white bloom in the form of mold, then they turn brown and die off. Similar symptoms can be seen on fruits that become hard and then start to rot right in the tubers, affecting neighboring potatoes.
It is very difficult to cure potatoes from late blight, so it is best to carry out timely prevention to prevent it. To do this, first of all, it is necessary to plant only healthy tubers, preferably in sunny places, so that after dew or rain the plants dry out quickly, you can feed the potatoes with a decoction of horsetail, which strengthens plant tissues.
If the disease nevertheless struck the potatoes, then it is necessary to immediately pick off the diseased leaves and burn them, and the plants themselves should be treated with chemicals once every 2 weeks.