potato blight


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potato blight

n.
Either of two diseases of potatoes, especially late blight.

potato blight

n
(Plant Pathology) a devastating disease of potatoes produced by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans and the cause of the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century
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Noun1.potato blight - a blight of potatoes
blight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
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Her father has recently died and the insidious potato blight has destroyed the family's livelihood, as well as causing hunger, if not starvation.
Here in West Wales, we suffer greatly with potato blight, due to overproduction of the crop in Pembrokeshire since the Second World War.
She said the ban will halt advances in tackling huge problems like potato blight, which can destroy crops.
During the Irish Potato Famine, one single variety of potato, the Irish Lumper, was chosen as the preferred crop for farmers, but when potato blight struck, it destroyed nearly all of the potatoes on which the Irish had become dependent, leaving millions to starve.
As well as the fake sheep, which are used to study how much energy the animals use up in cold weather, she learned more about research into soils, potato blight and rye grass packaging for fruit and vegetables.
Makhteshim Agan Industries, the world leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions, will be presenting its new product (protected by a patent licensed to MAI) for protecting against late potato blight at next week's European Association of Potato Researchers conference taking place in Jerusalem, November 17-21.
Scientists knew that the funguslike microbe Phytophthora infestans (right) causes potato blight, and for years a lineage called US-1 shouldered the blame.
Outbreaks of diseases have resulted in major food problems, either directly through yield reductions of food crops, and losses in animals and fishes, or indirectly through the reduction of yields of cash crops, and loss of consumer confidence, for example, Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza, Swine flu, Rinderpest, Potato blight or Locusts.
But for those of us who haven't suffered from poor pollination of fruit crops, tomato and potato blight and slug-infested greens, now's the time to think about how you are going to store what you have.
But for those of us who haven''t suffered from poor pollination of fruit crops, tomato and potato blight and slug-infested greens, now''s the time to think about how you are going to store what you have.