Basil disease

Asked September 4, 2017, 11:15 AM EDT

I get basil disease mid summer every year. What is it and how do I prevent it. Thanks for your help.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This is basil downy mildew, which is a relatively new disease in Maryland. Take a look at our web page about it and what you can do. https://extension.umd.edu/growit/downy-mildew-basil Cornell University has information on some of the varieties of basil that are more resistant to this disease.

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