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Controlling Powdery Mildew

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Controlling Powdery Mildew
As a gardener living in St. Louis with wet springs and humid summers, you get use to pests, insects, disease and other problems. But the one problem that bothers me the most is powdery mildew. Crowded plants with poor air circulation, dampness and high humidity help encourage growth. Powdery mildew is a fungus that can overwinter in plant debris which produces spores in the spring. The spores are carried by wind, insects and splashing water. Some ways to control powdery mildew include: Choose h...
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Strange and Wonderful Fungi

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Strange and Wonderful Fungi
In our gardening environment molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms and puffballs are all contributors to some our more frequently encountered Common Garden Pests and Problems. All of these are caused by fungi, and the presence of two types of them is very evident in our landscapes and lawns this fall. Powdery mildew is one of those, and it manifests itself as a light gray or whitish powder on the surface of the leaf. It is most commonly seen on lilacs (Syringa) in the fall of the yea...
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