Early Signs Of White Powdery Mildew

White powdery patches or spots on the top side of the leaves or on the plant’s stems are early signs of white powdery mildew arrival.

Quick Facts About The White Powdery Mildew

It forms on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces quickly expanding into large blotches This fungal infection weakens the plant making the fruit ripen prematurely.  Infected plants produce smaller and fewer fruits.

- White powdery spots or patches on the plant stem or top side of leaves - The powdery mildew gradually spreads to cover the entire leaf.  - The plant looks like it’s dusted with white powder. - The infected leaves become twisted and turn yellow. - New shoots also develop distorted growth.  This is at a later stage of the mildew effect.

Early Signs Of White Powdery Mildew

How To Control Powdery Mildew

Prevention is always better than cure! Controlling mildew early before it spreads across your garden is key.

- Plant resistant cultivars during sunny locations whenever possible. - Prune your plants to allow proper air circulation. - Remove the diseased foliage or plants from the healthy ones. - Use a thick layer of organic mulch to cover the soil after you have raked and cleaned the garden well.

Treatment Of The White Powdery Mildew

Early Signs Of White Powdery Mildew

Fungal diseases can be prevented with early intervention.  Do not wait until your plants are sick rather protect them as early as possible.