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A new book on Downy Mildews and Albugos, (White Blister-rusts) has now been printed. This group of fungus-like pathogens is often neglected but they are ideal to look for and record at times of the year when other fungi are few and far between. For example while we are all stuck at home it's an ideal opportunity to search out our back gardens for plant pathogens including some of the ones in the book. It's surprising what you can find locally; only last week Debbie Evans found the Downy Mildew, Peronospora valerianellae on Valerianella carinata within 50 metres of her house. There were only 2 previous records in Wales from VC46 from the early 2000s and it’s rarely recorded in the rest of GB.

There is no similar book available and most specialist books are very expensive as we all know. Thus, at £8.50 plus p&p it's an absolute bargain! These books are mainly self-funded and they sell the books at cost just to cover the printing costs.

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