Powdery mildew in Mango
If there is a mango disease that tough to fight…
…then its non-other than mango powdery mildew.
Why? You may ask.
This disease affects mango trees at the MOST CRUCIAL stage…
How Mango Powdery Mildew Destroys Mango Plants
Mango powdery mildew forms white ugly white patches on leaves, and flowers.
As the disease progresses, it eats on mango delicate flowers causing them to dry out and drop.
You and I know what that means.
“It means you’ll not harvest no fruit the trees.”
When your mango trees have dropped their flowers…
It means that your mango trees have aborted their ‘FRUIT PREGNANCY.’
Think about that for a moment…
All the work you’ve done throughout the season is going to be zero… all because of mango powdery mildew.
Will you standby and do nothing about it?
Mango powdery mildew is hard to remove like a WITCHES SPELL.
Farmers try using many fungicides to control the disease.
However, most of them aren’t strong enough to remove it.
Nevertheless, all is not lost for farmers—as a solution is finally in SIGHT.
Its Liquid Sulphur—Selling Under the Brand Name “SULGUARD”
This fungicide performs where others fail.
It sniffs out the life out of the mango powdery mildew, and lets the attacked flowers survive.
All you need to do is
- Mix 80ml of the liquid sulfur in 20 liters of water.
- Add a suitable wetting agent e.g. Agral, or aquawet.
- If you don’t have a wetting agent, add 20ml of liquid/dish washing soap and you’ll be good to go.
- Spray the solution on the trees–and in 2-3 days the disease is gone!
Advantages of Using Sulguard
- The fungicide is affordable compared to others in the market.
- It’s safe to use and USDA recommends it in Organic crop production.
- The fungicide also acts as a like a foliar feed. It contains beneficial sulfur to the growing plant.
- You can harvest 1 or 2 days after spraying the fungicide.
- Funguses are not able to develop resistance with repeated use of Sulguard.
Frequently asked Questions about Mango Powdery Mildew:
What is the name of the Fungus that causes the disease and which enviromental conditions favor it?
The disease is caused by the fungus Oidium mangiferae.
- Cool and cloudy weather favors the development of the disease.
- It also occurs in warm and humid climatic conditions.
Which Part of the mango Tree does Powdery Mildew Attack
- The disease attacks the
- and young fruits.
This widescale attack makes it the most dangerous mango disease that leads to 80-100% loss of fruit.
What are the Symptoms of Mango Powdery Mildew
It covers infected parts with a whitish, powdery growth of the fungus.
The wind easily blown Mature fungal spores and when they land on another mango plant they produce a fresh infection.
If the spores don’t get optimum conditions after been blown by wind, they remain dormant season until conditions improve.
How Many Times Should I Spray the Fungicide?
If you are using liquid Sulfur (Sulguard, Spray twice at an interval of 2-3 weeks then discontinue using the fungicide.
If you are using other fungicides, spray 3-5 times at 10-14 day intervals from the onset of flowering until fruit set can control powdery mildew.
What other Fungicides Can I Use?
- Triforine and
Please remember to mix these fungicides with a with a spreader/sticker to increase their efficacy.
Are all Mango Varieties Vulnerable to Powdery Mildew?
All mango cultivars are susceptible to powdery mildew
infestation to some extent.
The range of resistance (with Sensation being the most
resistant) could be: Sensation, Chino, van Dyke, Tommy Atkins, Sabine, Kent, Keitt, Gesine, Batawi, Apple, Ngowe, Haden, Maya.
Is it economical to use Liquid Sulfur (Sulguard) and Other Fungicides?
When you use liquid sulfur, you’ll see a remarkable increase in fruit production.
Farmers report increases ranging between 40% to 500%.
Therefore, he input costs of the fungicide applied per tree is justified.
What is the Cost of Sulguard?
Sulguard is currently selling for a discounted price of Kenya Shillings 700/=
Where can I get Sulguard?
Contact the seller via WhatsApp on the following line:
+254739719879 or you can contact him directly by hitting the WhatsApp floating icon below.
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