Two cases of Downy Basil Mildew have been confirmed in Minnesota.
place. a new date has not yet been set. >>> if you use fresh basil in your cooking, a fungus affecting the popular herb has ben detected for the first time ever in minnesota. it will kill the plant but doesn’t hurt people. there are now two cases in ramsey and washington counties. >> state agriculture officials are worried the fungus will spread fast, and they say it is here to stay. it’s been slowly spreading across the u.s. since the first case was found five years ago. half the country now has the basil disease, and the state of minute so the is the latest victim. >> it’s an ireplaceable flavor. it’s just aromatic. >> few aromas can top it, that leafy herb that makes any kitchen smell fresh. >> there is really no substitute for field-grown basil. >> a fungus called basil downey mildew has made its way into minnesota. browitz is the produce manager at the food co-op in st. paul. while