Pest Control for Powdery Mildew

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Powdery mildew is a form of fungi that first appears as white, powdery spots on top of a leaf, flower, or fruit.

Gradually, powdery mildew spreads all over the leaves and stems, causing them to turn yellow and fall off; or, become twisted and distorted.

The wind often carries powdery mildew spores to new hosts – neighboring trees and plants. However, there are some preventative methods to keep spores from setting up home on your plants.

There are many different species of powdery mildew that attack certain plants including vegetables and fruit trees.

When you hear the word “mildew,” you immediately think of moisture; but powdery mildew doesn’t always require moist soil conditions to become a problem in your landscape. This fungal actually does quite well in California’s warm climate, especially along the coast.

It’s not moisture in the soil so much that makes powdery mildew grow but moisture in the air. Because of this, coastal cities have more infestations of powdery mildew than do inland communities.

Powdery mildew develops in shady areas with temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees. It’s sensitive to heat above 90° and direct sunlight – this is where you want to plant your shrubs, plants, and vegetables.

Prevention and Treatment for Powdery Mildew

A regular landscape maintenance plan helps prevent powdery mildew from developing.

The best form of treatment for powdery mildew is prevention:

Planting in full sun, limiting water use, and thinning leaves/stems to allow for air circulation.

If however, you find your trees and plants are infested with powdery mildew, Hearts Pest Management will treat and get them looking healthy again.

We provide landscape inspections free-of-charge!  Call us today to schedule an inspection and/or for information on our services.

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