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First Report of Carboxylic Acid Amide Fungicide Resistance in Plasmopara viticola (Grapevine Downy Mildew) in North America

X. Feng and A. Baudoin

May 2018


This report documents the first known occurrence in North America of resistance in grape downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) to the carboxylic acid amide (CAA) fungicides mandipropamid and dimethomorph. These fungicides (FRAC group 40) have been an important component of downy mildew management programs for the past decade. Resistant isolates were obtained at three locations in Virginia and one in North Carolina, at considerable distances from each other. Resistance was documented by bioassay and the presence of the G1105S mutation, which has been associated with CAA resistance of P. viticola in other areas. Further survey is needed to determine the geographic extent of this resistance.


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