Early protection, fungicide effectively reduce downy mildew in basil

Production of sweet basil has been drastically affected by downy mildew caused by the foliar disease Peronospora belbahrii. Scientists evaluated two- to seven-week-old basil plants for susceptibility to downy mildew and analyzed the effect of pre-inoculation applications of acibenzolar-S-methyl for controlling the disease. Results indicated two- to three-week-old basil plants need to be protected, and ASM should be applied before pathogen infection on five- to seven-week-old plants to reduce downy mildew. —> Read More Here


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