Squash – Downy Mildew

Q: My whole zucchini plant turned spotted overnight. I harvested 1 zucchini thus far this season. The plant is planted in a raised garden, with organic top soil. Should I pull the plant?

A: This looks like the beginning of downy mildew 🙁

The leaf disease runs rampant in squash when weather is warm and humid. Try to stop its spread by thoroughly spraying with chlorothalonil (click for sources).

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