Pea Powdery Mildew Treatment: Controlling Powdery Mildew In Peas

By January 23, 2018Articles
By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Powdery mildew is a common disease that afflicts many plants, and peas are no exception. Powdery mildew of peas can cause a variety of problems, including stunted or distorted growth, decreased harvest and small, flavorless peas. Read on for information on this pesky disease, along with tips on pea powdery mildew treatment. Symptoms of Powdery Mildew of Peas What causes powdery mildew in peas? Powdery mildew in peas often develops quickly when days are warm and dry, but nights are chilly with dewy mornings. Poorly drained soil and restricted air circulation also contribute to development of the disease. The first sign of peas with powdery mildew is small, round, whitish or grey spots on the top of mature leaves. The powdery stuff is easy to rub off with your fingers. Powdery mildew of peas spreads quickly and may cover entire leaves

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