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Ways To Control Papaya Powdery Mildew by Anthony5: 9:53pm On Nov 07, 2023
Prevention Tips For Papaya Powdery Mildew
Prevention is always better than cure, and this applies to papaya powdery mildew as well. By taking preventive measures, you can save your papaya plants from getting infected by the disease. Here are some tips for preventing papaya powdery mildew:

Choose resistant varieties: Consider planting resistant varieties of papaya. Some varieties, like the Waimanalo variety, are known to be more resistant to powdery mildew.
Maintain good plant hygiene: Keep your papaya plants clean and healthy. Remove any infected leaves or plant parts promptly and dispose of them properly. This will help prevent the spread of the disease.
Water the plants carefully: Overwatering can lead to fungal diseases like powdery mildew. Water your papaya plants carefully, making sure not to get the leaves wet. Use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to water the plants at the base.
Provide good air circulation: Powdery mildew thrives in humid and still conditions. Provide good air circulation around your papaya plants by spacing them out properly and pruning them as needed.
Use preventive fungicides: You can use preventive fungicides to protect your papaya plants from powdery mildew. Some organic options include neem oil, sulfur, and potassium bicarbonate.

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