Late blight A drastic course of action
So I was thinking, If I have a pretty bad late blight infestation going on, what if I pulled all the leaves off all of the most heavily effected plants, save the very end of the growing tips.
Could I reduce the pressure of the blight long enough and keep the plants alive until they started throwing out more leaves and thus could again begin ripening the fruit again. I would think this would reduce the incidence of my fruits getting blight and even if it increased the time they took to ripen, could it work? I think for this to work though, I would have to pull the leaves of pretty much every tomato, not just the worst hit ones.
The stem lesions don't seem to spread very quickly and other than sunscald, I think the tomatoes might make it through, or at least a good number of them.
My only other option at this point is to pick all the greens within the next day or so and burn the whole patch.