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Insects & Disease

Organic Fungicides – Fact or Fiction?

Organic Fungicides – Fact or Fiction?

“Have you ever tried any of these home remedies for controlling fungus on cucumbers?  Just wondering if this might work?”  My friend Linda sent this with an attached web link for a list of home remedies for powdery mildew.  Excellent question!  I don’t think I have ever grown a squash, cucumber or melon (the cucurbit family) that did not eventually succumb to powdery mildew. Our hot humid summers along with crawling insects that spread the fungus almost guarantee that our plants will get it. Horticultural professors and researchers such as Jeff Gillman, Uv of Minnesota, have...

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