Downy mildew of basil

Downy mildew of basil caused by the fungus Peronospora belbahrii  can devastate crops grown under protection.  This factsheet will help growers to identify symptoms of the disease early and it provides guidance on disease control.

It includes -

  • A background on the diseases' first appearance in the UK
  • Information on conditions necessary for disease infection 
  • Guidance on disease control

This information was last updated in 2011.