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Preventing Downy Mildew on Coleus, Roses and Spotted Deadnettle

Preventing Downy Mildew on Coleus, Roses and Spotted Deadnettle

The floriculture industry faces complex issues that research funded by AFE helps address and solve.

Mary Hausbeck - Floriculture/Horticulture Research

Mary Hausbeck
Michigan State University


The Endowment has funded research from Dr. Mary Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist at Michigan State University, on the disease downy mildew.
In an article published in Greenhouse Grower magazine, Dr. Hausbeck discusses how downy mildew diseases are potentially devastating to ornamental crops and can cause unsightly damage, as well. She provides details about the latest research and recommendations for preventing the disease.
The article, which was featured in the August 2016 issue of Greenhouse Grower, can be viewed here.