Powdery Mildew

Powdery_mildewMuch like Downey Mildew, Powdery Mildew can become a problem during periods of warm days and cool evenings, such as we are currently experiencing.  This fungal disease is found quite often on the upper leaf surfaces of many of our vegetables, such as squash, cucumbers, and melons as well as many of our ornamentals, such as crape myrtles, hydrangeas, and numerous herbaceous varieties, as a grey film.  Symptoms include early decline of the plants and fewer fruits.  Treatment is similar to that for Downy Mildew.

About AskthePlantMaster

I have 50 years of horticultural experience, am currently a Master Gardener in Central Florida. In addition, I'm a Horticulture Instructor and retired Parks Manager and Arborist. I love plants and would love to help you with yours!
This entry was posted in Frequently Asked Questions, Plant Pests, Powdery Mildew, Winter Florida Gardening and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Questions and Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s