Learn how to identify and prevent powdery mildew before it becomes a problem

Identifying and preventing powdery mildew is crucial for the health of your plants.

Powdery Mildew on plants is a big problem for growers. This blog post will help you identify and prevent the chances of your plants developing powdery mildew.

What does powdery mildew look like?

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Powdery Mildew is one of the easiest plant diseases to spot. Powdery Mildew creates white powdery spots on your plants that look like the plant is covered in flour. Spots will grow larger and denser as the disease progresses. The disease can also spread vertically and horizontally across the surface of the plant as the disease spreads.

Conditions that create powdery mildew

Powdery mildew thrives in areas of high humidity and moderate temperatures. This s not just geographically, the climate of your grow room can creating these conditions.

Prevention of powdery mildew without the use of chemicals

Air purification systems like the CleanLight Pro prevent powdery mildew spreading in your grow room by killing powdery mildew spores that are in the air. This prevents powdery mildew spores from landing on the surface of plants and the walls of your grow room.

You should also take steps to control environmental factors in your grow room that create the conditions in which powdery mildew thrive.

Treating young plants that you bring into your grow room with products like the CleanLight Pro and CleanLight Hobby Unit are great ways to prevent the spread of powdery mildew. This is because you can quarantine new plants going into your room.

If time permits, you should use CleanLight products as both a preventative and curative for powdery mildew. This can be done by adapting the units for a light rail system or administering the light to your plants everyday. CleanLight has uses as both preventative and curative and in the best case scenario you would use the light everyday.

Treatment of powdery mildew without the use of chemicals

Growers can use a variety of tools to combat powdery mildew with different degrees of success.

CleanLight Pro and Hobby Unit

The CleanLight Pro and Hobby Unit can be used to treat the surface of plants without the use of chemicals. Both of these units kill the mycellium of the powdery mildew. We recommend treating your plants everyday until problems subside. This is because of the 24 hour life cycle of powdery mildew.

You should also clean the walls of your grow room or grow tent treating your plants for powdery mildew. The CleanLight Pro and Hobby Unit can be used to treat the walls of your plants.