Downy Mildew treatment
We had nice healthy hops crop and lots of recent rain. We now have downy mildew. Should we cut everything back--treat and watch. Or just treat then cut plants back?
Summit County Ohio
So you conducted a lab diagnosis and culturing and have positively confirmed Downy Mildew? It has been so cold that I have not heard of any Downy disease anywhere in the midwest or northeast yet.
I would suggest you contact our hop disease specialist, here is her contact information, If you have not had a lab diagnose the disease in the lab yet, Dr. Ivey will be able to help you with that lab culturing in her lab at Wooster.
Melanie L. Lewis Ivey
Department of Plant Pathology
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691Mobile: 330-465-0309