Downy Mildew Resistant Basil Variety Trial: Preliminary Results, August 2018

Sweet or Italian basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a high-value her (Year 2012=$6.8 million, NASS) that is grown year-round in Hawaii, prized for its aromatic leaves in cooking or freshly eaten. However, production ca be greatly diminished by infections of basild owny mildew (Peronospora belbahrii), one of the most economically damaging diseases of basil (Uyeda et al. 2012)…