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Powdery mold can be destructive to late season crops. The mold eats the leaves, and can finally kill the plant.

If you start seeing white spots on the leaves, take some soapy water, spray the leaves down, wait a little while then wash off with a water hose. Mostly this will attack melon plants (squash, zucchini, pumpkins), and some cucumbers.


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This is how Powdery mold starts, with just a couple of white specks on the leaves, no big deal huh.
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After just a few days the mold has gotten a lot worse. This is not the same picture as above - its just an example of how the mold spreads.
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After a few days, or a week - depending on moisture and day time temps, the leaves will be covered in the mold. The white leaves below are covered int he mold. The next step is for the leaf to die. After the leaves die, the plant dies.
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I use milk mixed with water in a pump up sprayer to control powdery mildew.
Ratio: 1 part milk to 9 parts water.
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