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Blight

Dilapidated or abandoned property. Blight causes low property values in the surrounding area, and is strongly associated with crime and capital flight. Many municipalities take steps to reduce blight; for example, a city may offer a tax incentive for a business to move into a blighted area or a grant to repair a building. Some blighted areas, however, are considered to be beyond repair.
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Thanks to breeding work done by Johnny's Selected Seeds, Cornell University and North Carolina State University, gardeners can now fend off tomato blight by choosing from several good-tasting, blight-resistant varieties.
1] of the two intergene pool four-way crosses were inoculated in the greenhouse for selection for the common and halo bacterial blights at Valladolid, Spain.
As if that weren't enough, we're keeping a worried eye on the situation along California's coast, where a blight called sudden oak death is knocking off California's signature coast live oak and other species at a rapid clip.
The blight fungus - phytopthora infestans - laid siege to the Irish potato crop in 1845.
In most cases, Xyllela appears to blight by disrupting a plant's hormone balance, Wells says.
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.
This line was bred specifically for enhanced resistance to common bacterial blight [caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv.