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By MELINDA MYERS
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The management of powdery mildew on plants

 

Melinda Myers, LLC

Powdery mildew occurs when the fungal organism and susceptible plants are present and the environmental conditions are right for the disease to occur.

Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants.

You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses. Don't despair - you can reduce the risk of this disease with proper plant selection, maintenance and if needed organic intervention.

Powdery mildew is most common during hot dry weather. Wet foliage does not increase the risk of this disease, but high humidity does. You'll typically see more mildew p...



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