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Powdery Mildew – PMT Treatment

One of the most common problems of plant owners is the uncontrollable growth of Powdery Mildew on their plants. How do you get rid of powdery mildew on your plants? Read on…

Powdery Mildew - Fact 1

1. A type of fungus that thrives in warm dry conditions.

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2. There are several species of powdery mildew which can attack both sides of the leaves.

3. Restrains the growth of an infected plant, if ignored could cause significant decrease in the yield of your garden.

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4. An infected plant will photosynthesize less and will lead to energy depletion causing less growth and production of fruit.

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5. Powdery mildew spreads by penetrating plant cells with structures that act a bit like roots and sucks the cell sap until the cell is killed.

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6. Spores of powdery mildew get all the moisture they need to germinate from the moisture being exuded from the plants leaf.

How to Treat

To fully understand why your growroom has a Powdery Mildew problem, and how to prevent, or cure white powder on your leaves, please read on…

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1. Prevent infection by regularly monitoring the temperature levels and humidity in your indoor garden.

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2. Prune leaves and stems to stop infestation from spreading.

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3. Keep your plants properly watered. As water stress will spread infestation throughout the plant or plants.

Prevent infection by regularly monitoring the temperature levels and humidity in your indoor garden.

Powdery Mildew is a type of fungus that thrives in warm dry conditions. There are actually several species of powdery mildew and are often characterized by their appearance on the plant leaf surface. Some attack the top of the leaf, others the undersides and some both sides at once.

In most cases, such plant disease is not fatal for plants, but it restrains the growth of an infected plant and if the problem is ignored, it could cause significant decrease in the yield of your garden. This is primarily because, when most of the leaves of a plant get seriously covered by fungus, the plant’s capacity to photosynthesize declines, depleting the plant of the energy it requires to grow and produce fruit. Even though powdery mildew grows mainly on the leaf surface, it feeds by penetrating plant cells with structures that act a bit like roots. It sucks the cell sap until the cell is killed.

The fungal spores that cause powdery mildew love warm, dry climates. The spores of powdery mildew get all the moisture they need to germinate from the moisture being exuded from the stomata on the plant’s leaf. Germination is also aided by high humidity around the plant so is more prevalent when the plants get crowded.

Preventing powdery mildew is easier and more effective than fighting the disease when it’s already there. You can help prevent infection by regularly monitoring the temperature levels and humidity in your indoor garden.

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