April Gardening Tips: Powdery Mildew

As you practice social distancing during COVID-19, you may find yourself spending more time in the garden. As we move into nice weather, we are sharing a few gardening tips for pest management.

Powdery Mildew

Check for signs of powdery mildew on fruit trees, landscape ornamentals, and vegetables. Symptoms can vary by plant species but common symptoms include white powdery spots developing on both sides of the leaf, leaves that turn yellow or brown and fall off, twisting and distortion of leaves and shoot. Prune out small infestations and remove infected material to reduce spread.

For more on this disease, see our Pest Notes publications: Powdery Mildew on Fruits and Berries, Powdery Mildew on Ornamentals, and Powdery Mildew on Vegetables.

Check out more April gardening tips on composting and fertilizing; and stay tuned for more! 

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