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.
- 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.