Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Citation: Hanson, L.E., Ocambe, C. 2009. Downy Mildew. In: Harveson, R.M., Hanson L.E., editors. Compendium of Beet Diseases and Pests. 2nd Edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. p.17-19. Interpretive Summary: Downy mildew of beet, caused by Peronospora farinosa f. sp. betae can be a problem in moist, cool growing areas. Symptoms, disease cycle, and disease management are discussed in this chapter.
Technical Abstract: Downy mildew of beet, a disease caused by the oomycete pathogen Peronospora farinosa f. sp. betae, can cause a problem in cool, moist growing areas. Symptoms include small, distorted, light green, thickened leaves. Characteristics of the pathogen, epidemiology and management strategies are discussed.