Insects & Diseases to be on the Alert For

Downy mildew on basil. This picture is taken from Sue Colucci's blog article on the disease at http://wncveggies.blogspot.com/2010/07/basil-downy-mildew.html

I was reading an article in the May 2010 issue of the American Vegetable Grower called "A Barrage of Bugs" and it got me thinking of the calls and emails that I have been receiving from growers and agents so far this summer.  Thought I'd give you a short update on what some folks are reporting so you can be on the alert in your own fields:

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