Area farmers are on the lookout for any signs of late blight after Cornell Cooperative Extention issued a warning about the fungus last week.
Late blight, also known as potato blight, is a mold which favors moist and cool environments and can seriously damage potato and tomato crops.
Carlberg Farm Produce on Peck Settlement Road in Jamestown grows potatoes and four varieties of tomatoes for its roadside stand, and has dealt with blight in the past.
“I got the alert through email from Cornell, which is nice, greatly appreciated because then you know it is in the area and to be on the lookout for it,” Ginny Carlberg said. “I know we have had it in past seasons, it does well on rainy humid weather and it can move in on storms. It is something that…