Other Plant Disease — India
The extreme cold of the past few weeks has adversely affected crops in the state of Punjab. After it detected signs of late blight in potato in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur [districts], the agriculture department has issued an advisory to farmers in the region to save the remaining crop. The crop would have been ready in February , but farmers say that about 20% of the crop is affected by the disease in the region.
Late blight was noticed in those fields where farmers utilised the stubble