Potatoe leaf disease ?

John Burke asked 14 years ago
Hi Gerry, I’m a new member here, so forgive me if I have put this in the wrong place. I am also new to veg. gardening this year.I have planted 6 or 7 different varieties of potato but one of my 1st earlies (Ballydoon) is showing a few brownish patches on a few of the uppermost leaves. The patches are associated with a rip or tear in the leaf. Any ideas ? One of them has just flowered. as they were planted on 1st March having previously sprouted. Would I be wise to just harvest them & burn the stalks ? I would like to attach a picture here, but can’t see how to do this. Thanks.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It is too early for potato blight in May and it sounds like physical damage due to high winds. Blight produces broad marks with visible fungus often.

A low level of damage like this is not significant.