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Tag Archives: Erysiphaceae
August is the month of the Powdery Mildew Summer School! Like last year, I will be travelling to Hungary, more specifically the town of Eger (140km east of the capital Budapest), for another master class on many aspects of this … Continue reading
Plants can be infected with a wide array of different diseases. Some of these can easily be misidentified; and this has become evident in the 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey. Powdery mildews are just one of handfuls of different white structures on the … Continue reading
Following the powdery mildew baseline review and promises of a ‘most wanted list‘, I thought it important to collate a list of host plants recorded to harbour this fungal pest here in the UK.
Please refer to the 2016 survey for updated info. The inaugural 2014 Powdery Mildew Survey produced a total of 160 powdery mildew samples resulting in 51 different species. Samples were received from all around the UK. With two years of collection … Continue reading
Locate powdery mildew on plant host. Prune off several whole leaves (fig. 1). Put the fresh leaves in a slightly inflated sealed bag (fig. 2). Send to: Powdery Mildew Survey Oliver Ellingham Harborne Building School of Biological Sciences University of Reading … Continue reading
The 2015 Powdery Mildew Survey is coming… Will yours be one of the 144 species previously recorded within the UK, on one of thousands of host plants previously recorded? Will it be one to have recently expanded its host range? A … Continue reading