Hop Downy Mildew Reported in North Carolina
The NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic has confirmed hop downy mildew in a sample from Western North Carolina. Growers are advised to actively scout for the disease and implement management strategies to prevent pathogen spread. Several effective fungicides are available for conventional growers. For more information management of the disease and effective fungicides please refer to our Hop downy mildew fact sheet.
Additional information can be found on this post by Dr. Jeanine Davis.
If you think you have downy mildew in your hops please contact your local Extension Agent and send photos and/or physical samples to the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic so we can assist you with diagnosis of the disease.