Basil Downy Mildew Found in North Carolina

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We received a confirmed report of basil downy mildew in North Carolina. Growers are advised to actively scout for the disease and implement management strategies to prevent pathogen spread. For more information regarding identification of the pathogen and management of the disease please refer to our basil downy mildew fact sheet. Sweet basil varieties resistant to downy mildew are now available and listed in the fact sheet.

If you think you have downy mildew in your basil 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.

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Photo of Lina Quesada-Ocampo, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lina Quesada-OcampoAssociate Professor, Plant Pathology (Cucurbits and Sweetpotato) (919) 513-3530 lina_quesada@ncsu.eduEntomology & Plant Pathology - NC State University
Posted on Jun 19, 2018
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