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Organic Treatment for Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a constant problem this time of year on my cucumbers. The leaves die, exposing the young cucumbers to the sun and, though their taste is unaffected, they turn partly yellow.

In Brazil and New Zealand, growers are spraying skim milk on plants to control the problem.
The recipe is 1-cup of skim milk to 9-cups of water, and spray plant leaves top and bottom.

This appeared on a website called My Organic Garden. The scientists research originally appeared in a professional journal called “Crop Science” and reported that the milk serves as a germicidal, killing fungus spores and stimulates the plant to become more resistant to disease.
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  1. April
    24 June 2009 at 02:14

    Pretty nice post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say
    that I have really enjoyed reading your posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

  2. 26 June 2009 at 15:46

    I think i’ve seen this somewhere before…but it’s not bad at all

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