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Millet Downy Mildew

Millet Downy Mildew

Sclerospora graminicola


In a Nutshell

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

Hosts: %1$s

· Millet


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.

Biological Control

Remove infected plants immediately.

Chemical Control

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.

Preventive Measures

    Treat seeds routinely with a fungicidePlant more resistant varieties