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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Plant & Pest Advisory Vegetable Alert

Rutgers Cooperative Extension
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Plant & Pest Advisory

Vegetable Alert

Date: 06/28/12                    Alert Author: Andy Wyenandt
Pest: basil downy mildew

Found: Basil downy mildew has been confirmed on sweet basil in a community garden in Morris County, NJ. This is the first confirmed report of basil downy mildew in New Jersey this year and much sooner than last year's first report (7/20/11).

Crop(s) at risk: all basil in New Jersey and surrounding region.