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« on: June 14, 2019, 07:51:22 »
I think it counts as both a pest and a disease....I've just had my first Hutton Alert of the season (DE 72 postcode) I think that's as early as I've ever had one, nothing to be done except watch and wait I suppose.

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 10:24:06 »
Torbay - have had three so far, first one on 31 May!!

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 16:33:59 »
Here in S. Wales we've had 4. First one 31st May.
It's definitely sphincter twitching time for the spuds and the outdoor tomatoes that were absolutely amazing again last year!
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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 19:09:33 »
I've jinxed it, last year I gave away all my outdoor toms to newbies on the site, and they had wonderful crops and I had none, this year I decided to risk it again....

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 20:11:05 »
none so far here on the sunshine coast
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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 07:14:45 »
We have blight on our site already.  My old farmer mate got it on his Maris Pipers..

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 08:04:19 »
The blight prediction criteria for a blight warning has been reduced from 11 hours of high humidity to 6 hours of high humidity over 2 consecutive days (+ Temp over 10c).  They claim this predicts a greater % of blight outbreaks.  But of course by deduction it will also give more false alarms.  So more predictions of blight, more coreect predictions, more false alarms. 

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 09:12:34 »
Yesterday's blight alert prompted me to check carefully. Sure enough, some telltale spots and edges on the Pentland Javelin - no sign on the Charlottes. By this morning, the PJ's were wilting and looking very sick, and the Charlottes were spotting. Emergency lift time! I'm very glad I didn't put my surplus tomatoes out in the garden this year....

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Re: Blightwatch
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2019, 18:47:02 »
A couple of my first, first earlies (red Dukes) are looking sad.. hoping they are just dieing back, will know by Wednesday though!

 

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