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to spoil or destroy

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The blight fungus - phytopthora infestans - laid siege to the Irish potato crop in 1845.
Ultimately, if we can learn how the late blight pathogen has evolved, we can develop new control measures that could help eradicate future outbreaks," he said.
Recently, coast live oaks in the Santa Clara Valley have been displaying symptoms of a blight that affects the lower leaves of the tree; affected leaves bleach to a pale tan.
A final chapter, "Forests of the Future," considers possible future problems resulting from new human impacts, exotic blights, and changes in global climate and pollution levels.
But decades of study didn't discover the small viruses thought to cause at least some of these blights.
In most cases, Xyllela appears to blight by disrupting a plant's hormone balance, Wells says.
From hugs and blights to fuel-laden, tinder-dry forests, Mother Nature is sounding a wake-up call that we'd all do well to heed.
By laying sheets of plastic across their fields, farmers can bring crops to market faster while reducing their vulnerability to many blights (SN: 12/13/97, p.