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  • Downy mildew found in VA greenhouse, NJ high tunnel

    MID-ATLANTIC: Basil downy mildew has been found in a greenhouse in Virginia and also in a high tunnel in New Jersey. This is the first report of this disease on basil for 2014. Due to extreme cold temperatures this past winter, the infection likely survived in overwintered potted basil plants in the greenhouse. Growers must be cautious with plants overwintering exactly because of a situation like this. In this case, it would have been important…

Winter injury to alfalfa