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Downy Mildew Reported and Confirmed in West Georgia

Downy mildew was confirmed today in west Georgia (see below for photos from the producer). This is the first confirmed report this year, but as I said yesterday, it is likely out there in other locations as well. We will likely see more symptoms of downy mildew this week as the epidemic takes off. If you do have downy mildew, please e-mail Sarah Campbell (), as she is testing downy mildew for fungicide resistance again this year. Thanks.


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About Phil Brannen

Phil Brannen is a Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management, where he also received an M.S. in Plant Pathology, followed by a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Auburn University. He has extensive experience with disease management programs in numerous cropping systems. He serves as the extension fruit pathologist for Georgia – conducting research and technology transfer for multiple fruit commodities. His efforts are directed towards developing IPM practices to solve disease issues and technology transfer of disease-management methods to commercial fruit producers. He also teaches the graduate level Field Pathology Course, the History of Plant Diseases and their Impact on Human Societies Course, team-teaches the IPM Course, coordinates the Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region Course (Cortona, Italy), and guest lectures in numerous other courses throughout the year.