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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Late Blight on Tomatoes in Illinois

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Just got off the phone with William Shoemaker, University of Illinois Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist. I was just checking with him if there had been any reports of outbreaks of late blight of tomatoes in the state. He said at the moment there have been no reports of abnormal outbreaks of the disease in the state, but he did say that are recent cool temps and rain make conditions ripe for disease.

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