Powdery Mildew

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CarolN
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Powdery Mildew

Post by CarolN » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:16 pm

What was the name of the product discussed on today's show that controls powdery mildew?
I'm in Union Vale, NY
Thanks, Carol

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Re: Powdery Mildew

Post by lorijones » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:37 pm

Carol,
There are different products that control powdery mildew and it really depends on what plants are affected (ornamentals or edible crops) and when the problem arises in the garden. If you could let us know a little more information about the problem, such as the type of plants and when you are experiencing the powdery mildew problem, we can give you a better answer to your question. Thanks.

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Re: Powdery Mildew

Post by CarolN » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:45 pm

There was a product talked about on the Feb. 20 show that was a treatment that was put down before any sign of disease. I'm having trouble with my cucumbers. They start off fine, then the mildew sets in.

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Carol

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Re: Powdery Mildew

Post by lorijones » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:40 pm

The best solution to the problem of powdery mildew and downy mildew is to plant resistant varieties of cucumbers. There are many varieties that are resistant. Burpee lists several (http://www.burpee.com/search/search.jsp ... id=4113255).
If possible, rotate your crops to avoid planting in the same location as last year. Here is a crop rotation tip: http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=486.
Since you have had a problem in the past, you can spray your plants with a fungicide labeled for vegetables such as Bonide Fung-onil or Bonide Copper fungicide according to the label directions. You should begin spraying early when the plants are young. Read the label for timing information. Good luck this year!

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