Gardeners Blamed For Spreading Potato Blight

Source Gardeners blamed for spreading potato blight What a crock of crap this is.

UK Garden News – Allan Stevenson, Chairman of the Potato Council, told trade journal The Grocer, that people should be buying potatoes from the supermarket rather than growing their own as this may help spread blight. It is obvious that Stevenson does not live on a fixed income. In the UK the wholesale price of potatoes, as a result of the poor harvest, has gone up by 61 percent in the last year as wider food prices also rise.

Not from the USA. Please leave me comment about your home town and country.

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3 responses to “Gardeners Blamed For Spreading Potato Blight

  1. I like your comment ‘It is obvious that Stevenson does not live on a fixed income’!!!

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  2. Simple Farming

    I know when I’ve purchased potato seeds in the US the seed is certified blight and disease free. Is this about purchase from reputable sources or people trying to grow potatoes from grocery store bought?

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    • Re: Simple Farming – Thanks for visiting my tiny blog
      Early and late (potato and tomato) blight has become a rather common problem east of the Mississippi river from Canada to the Gulf coast states and is difficult to control. Spores can travel many miles in one day on the wind. Potato Blight Fact Sheet
      Keep in mind that Allan Stevenson, Chairman of the Potato Council represents commercial potato growers and would be quite happy to see every potato consumed purchased from a food market and Never grown in a home garden.

      Happy blight free gardening.

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