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Resistant cultivars, fungicides combat downy mildew of spinach


Steven T. Koike
Richard F. Smith
Kurt F. Schulbach

Authors Affiliations

S. T. Koike is Farm Advisor, Monterey County; R. F. Smith is Farm Advisor, San Benito County; K. F. Schulbach is Farm Advisor, Monterey County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(2):29-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n02p29. March 1992.

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The recent outbreak of spinach downy mildew, caused by a new race of the pathogen, left California growers without resistant cultivars and with few chemical controls. However, two fungicides have proved effective against the pathogen and two new resistant cultivars are now commercially available on a limited basis.

Koike S, Smith R, Schulbach K. 1992. Resistant cultivars, fungicides combat downy mildew of spinach. Hilgardia 46(2):29-30. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n02p29
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