[Market-farming] RE Milk for powdery mildew

James H. Corey 1corey at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 22 20:35:49 EDT 2005


Does it leave a white residue?

Thanks!
Pam Corey
Rose Hill Plantation

Juanita Garcia wrote:

> The formula for this spray is 1/4 cup milk (and you can use
> reconstituted powdered milk as well) for every gallon of water. Spray
> the plants, taking care to try to get the undersides and stems. I like
> to do this early in the morning, since it gives the plants a chance to
> dry out during the day.
>
> I'm in Austin TX and it's very humid and hot here; this spray has really
> helped on the powdery mildew. I've also tried it on the tomato plants -
> it's not as effective on the fungi they get, but it does seem to slow it
> down a bit. I've also sprayed this on snow pea and sugar snap plants,
> and had some success with them as well.
>
> Juanita Garcia
> Garcia Eggs & Herbs
> Leander TX
>
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