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SCCCE hosts free garden blight workshop

“My tomatoes have the blight.” Here at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (SCCCE) we have heard that phrase a lot the past few growing seasons. But we have to always ask “How do you know it’s the blight?” Yes, late blight has been a prevelant disease the last few years but there are many imitators and many other diseases that could be affecting your tomatoes. That’s why the SCCCE Master Gardeners will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, April 11th from 10 AM to 11 AM at the SCCCE office, 308 Main Street Shop Centre, Third Floor, Waterloo, NY. The workshop is FREE and will be presented by Ann Cobb, Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) and a team of MGV’s who will discuss what late blight is and what other impostor diseases you could also be seeing in your garden. Learn the signs and symptoms of these other diseases, what you can do to prevent and treat each of them and what to do if it is late blight. Also, learn about the eight late blight resistant varieties that Cornell is recommending this season to help you have ripe, luscious tomatoes from your garden. There will be plenty of pictures of the various diseases and time for questions so come and learn what you can do to help your tomatoes thrive. For more information or to register call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251 or visit our website athttp://www.senecacountycce.org. Registration is also available on line athttps://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_245

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