Downy mildew of basil was first reported in the UK during the summer of 2010 on protected plants in the south-east of England. Although new to this country, the disease is relatively widespread throughout parts of Europe and America. Downy mildew is likely to reoccur in the UK as it has done in Europe since its first outbreak. The aim of this factsheet is to help growers identify symptoms of the disease early and to provide options for its control.
Please note this factsheet is electronic only.