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sirpsycho
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Blight warning Reply with quote

Starting early!

http://www.met.ie/forecasts/warnings.asp

What are the chances that blight can strike plants with only a few leaves above the soil? Would we be better to earth them up to avoid the blight spores?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chances of blight have receded with advent of cold weather. Earthing up if not already done is a good idea and reduce risk of frost which is likely in the next few weeks.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cold here in Dublin for it at the present.
2009 had one blight warning in April, one in May, one in June, then many thereafter.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have finally got some rain in Wexford this lunchtime ! Badly needed and very welcome it is too.
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