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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.
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For this reason, very little economic redevelopment occurs without the application of some kind of economic development incentive--incentives that require a finding that the redevelopment area is blighted or in danger of becoming blighted.
By carefully weighing their options, developers and residents who live in blighted areas should work together to reach agreement on reasonable actions that make a plan viable and address individual interests appropriately.
Eight states--Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, South Carolina and Washington--enacted laws, prior to the Kelo decision, forbidding the use of eminent domain for economic development unless it is to eliminate blighted properties.
In addition, states are generally willing to share in the responsibility for revitalizing environmentally blighted locations through "Brownfield" designations.
While Bridgeport officials readily admit that estimates of blighted structures are difficult to maintain because of private demolition and rehabilitation, fires, vandalism and abandonment, they report that the number of structures considered "blighted" fell in 1993 from over 450 to roughly 150 today.
Then, in early 1993, a seemingly routine report of yet another blighted area was entered into the data bank.
More than 300,000 blighted properties exist in Pennsylvania, causing health and safety concerns and lowering property values and tax revenues.
Mount Pleasant officials slapped a blighted designation Monday on thousands of acres of land near the site of Foxconn Technology Group's new $10 billion factory, a step that could allow the village to use eminent domain to obtain property from holdout landowners.<br />The village of Mount Pleasant Board voted 6-1 on Monday to designate some 2,800 acres of land in the village blighted.
Always, as a matter of course, burn affected haulms and tubers otherwise they remain in the ground as the source of next year's infection Removing all blighted leaves will reduce the spread of the disease, but the best insurance if there is a whiff of blight about, or there are two days when the temperature does not fall below 10C and relative humidity stays above 75%, is to spray with Bordeaux mixture, or an approved proprietary brand early in July and thereafter fortnightly until the middle of September.