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How can I control powdery mildew on peas?
Posted by Suttons Staff on 23 January 2015 12:00 PM

Powdery Mildew is more likely to occur in dry spells, especially if soil conditions are dry and there is poor air movement around the plants. Do not allow the soil to dry out in dry spells and keep weeds under control. A powdery white fungal growth develops on the leaves and sometimes on the leaf stalks and stems of peas. The leaves may become yellow and distorted.

Late varieties of pea are more likely to be affected than the early ones. Diseased haulms must be burnt to avoid infection of future crops.

Spray the plants with a fungicide suitable for use on vegetables such as Organic 2 in 1 Pest and Disease Control produced by Vitax. As with all chemicals follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. The varieties Ambassador, and Elvas are resistant to powdery mildew. 

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