Rippling Basil Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Question by emartimed
July 19, 2007
I have corn & basil. The basil leaves are pulling inward, curling the leaf...Is this a pest problem?My corn also has rippling down the sides of the green leaves. What can I do about it?

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2007


Check the undersides of your basil leaves for signs of aphids, thrips, etc. If you find no insects, the curling is normal and most likely weather related. Nothing to worry about. The corn leaves ripple when they are growing at a fast rate, usually because of hot weather. It's normal and nothing to be concerned about.

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