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Downy Mildew of Impatiens – Buyer be aware

Horticulture Hints

April 29, 2014
Yvonne McCormick (yvonne@iastate.edu) , The Daily Freeman Journal

A "new" disease is on the horizon - and attacks one of the most popular annual plants sold for shade areas - the Impatiens. Downey Mildew, as the name implies, is a fungal type disease, and easily travels from plant to plant by spores. The spores are transferred by wind, from the soil by watering or rain, use of contaminated containers or equipment, or even by touching infected plants.

 
 
 

 

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