Vegetable Research & Innovation

Down Mildew control in peas

Downy mildew can significantly reduce the yield of peas in some seasons. In severe cases almost entire stands can be destroyed and yield reductions of over 4 tonnes/ha have been reported. Foilar fungicide treatments significantly reduced the incidence and severity of downy mildew but, although there were small increases in yield, these were not significant and the gross margins over the control were negative.