Basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) is normally more intense during a cold and wet winter season and less pervasive during hot and dry weather. Infected plants will turn yellow, with symptoms closely resembling some types of nutrient deficiency. Eventually brownish spots will form, resulting in an unmarketable crop. We will be holding an educational field day event in coordination with CTAHR’s IR-4 program and Basil SWAT Team to showcase basil downy mildew symptoms, fungicide screening trials, and IR4 program’s ATV mounted spray boom. We will talk about available risk management measures to manage downy mildew this season, demonstrate calibration of a boom system, and also help growers understand how to establish effective field trials at their respective farms.
Basil Pest Management Workshop and Spray
Calibration Demonstration Approved for 2.0 CEU in Private category 1,
Commercial categories 1a and 10.