In this article:
|2015 Louisiana Cucurbit Downy Mildew Spray Recommendations
|Bacterial Streaming Test for Rapid Diagnosis of Vegetable Bacterial Diseases
Downy mildew is an aggressive and destructive disease that can't be successfully controlled without the use of fungicides. Protectant and systemic fungicides should be applied to prevent disease and reduce the dissemination of the pathogen.
Successful plant disease management depends first on identifying the type of pest that is causing the disease. A rapid test that can be used to confirm that bacteria are the cause of disease is bacterial streaming. The bacterial streaming test is simple, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly and can be used in the field or laboratory.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture