Late blight killing tomato plants across Michigan

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Ag experts say if your garden has tomatoes in it, you're going to need to take some extra steps to protect your crop this year.

A fungus called late blight is exploding across Michigan.

Its spores kill the plant and then are spread by the wind, making it easy for an entire crop to be wiped out and then do the same to your neighbor.

Farmers say if the entire plant looks infected, dispose of the whole thing into a trash bag and seal it.

The fungus likely won't be killed off until the first frost.