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Tomato Blight Spreading

The blight hitting tomatoes is actually the same blight responsible for the Irish potato famine in the mid-19 century. (Photo by T. A. Zitter, courtesy of Cornell University)

If you've been waiting all season for that quintessential taste of summer a juicy, ripe tomato from the garden - you might be disappointed. This year a tomato blight has swept across the Northeast and is moving into Midwestern gardens and farms. Julie Grant reports:

A related article from the New York Times

Vegetable MD from Cornell

Producer: Julie Grant
Release Date: August 26, 2009
Running Time: 3:04

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