Monday, June 21, 2010

Basil Downy Mildew

Saw this article in the paper today about a new disease on basil called downy mildew http://tinyurl.com/35vjrxv. It was a good reminder to me to remind you to be on the alert for it. We do have it in North Carolina and it can be devastating.

Debbie Roos, extension agent in Chatham County, did a nice piece about it on her website last year, with good pictures:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/basildownymildew.html.

And the University of Florida has a leaflet on it:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp271

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