1. provide a place where reports of occurrences can be logged and mapped.
2. share information about the disease and pathogen including identification, past occurrence and management.
Occurrence reports are very important for alerting others growing basil of where and when downy mildew is developing this year and in the past. Before this web page was created reports were logged in GoogleDocs spreadsheets. This information, plus details about occurrences from reporters, has added substantially to knowledge about basil downy mildew.
Photographs of symptoms at this web page were submitted by reporters to confirm downy mildew on their basil.