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Life Cycle of Potato Blight


Below is the life cycle of potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). Most fungal infections will have a similar life cycle.

Important ways in which fungal infections are spread include wind, water, contact. Control measures that are valuable include – ensuring good air circulation around plants, removing and destroying infected plants, good hygiene (removing dead plant material from the planting area and burning, ensuring tools are very clean, etc.)


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