07/14/04 — Downy mildew

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Downy mildew

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 14, 2004 2:01 PM

watermelon struck by downy mildew

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit

The brown object above was once a fine-growing watermelon before a fungus called downy mildew struck Jimmy Herring's field in Walnut Creek. The fungus has taken an especially heavy toll on cucumber farms.