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Millet Downy Mildew

Millet Downy Mildew

Sclerospora graminicola


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    Floral sections show leafy structuresFungal growth on the underside of the leavesYellow patches on the leavesNo production of panicles

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The symptoms of Downy Mildew of Millet can vary widely. The disease is also known as Green Ear Disease, since the floral sections of the plant are transformed into leaf-like structures.


The spores of Downy Mildew survive in the soil, on infected crop residues and in seeds. Fungal spores are transported in the soil by water and overground by wind and water.

Biologische Behandlung

Remove infected plants immediately.

Chemische Behandlung

To prevent a seed borne contamination, you should treat seeds with fungicides like Captan, Fludioxonil, Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam or Thiram. Metalaxyl/Mefenoxam can also be used to directly control Downy Mildew.

Präventive Maßnahmen

    Treat seeds routinely with a fungicidePlant more resistant varieties

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