Grower Tip of the Week – How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew
This week I asked my facebook friends ‘What is the best way to get rid of powdery mildew?’ Here are the answers I received. Like always, these are not MY tips, they are from my survey, so take them with a grain of salt:
Sarge Hart – Sulfur burner works best for powdery mildew
Alexander Cosey – Powdery mildew is a common fungus, can be prevented with good ventilation and low humidity levels. Try a fungicide clean and cut infected area it thrives on the plants nutrients
Tammy Freire – 1 tsp. of baking soda in one gal. of water sprayed on plants until problem disappears. Doing it right now and is working well!
Josue Lopez – Try a sulphur spray or burner
Ken Hochhalter – Stop mildew before it starts. Cleanliness – avoid humidity – stale air – and low light. Get some air moving around the plants. Avoid excess nitro. Copper and sulfur spray can help prevent. Biological apply serenade or spray with baking soda and water. Baking soda changes the ph and mold cannot grow.