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Now entering its third year the powdery mildew citizen science scheme is gaining more momentum, more followers, and more samples. Can we hope for more again this year?
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.
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
A list of all PM species I have found in 2014 is now available on the Whiteknights biodiversity blog. Please take a look.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think such a thing could exist. Yet on Sunday 3rd August I will be travelling to Egerfood Regional Research Centre of Eszterházy Károly College in Eger, Hungary.
This morning I was lucky enough to find a sealed envelope waiting for me on my desk. I had an idea and hope of what it may contain, and was far from disappointed… In mid-May of this year the Powdery … Continue reading
Please refer to the 2015 survey for updated info. As part of the Powdery Mildew citizen science scheme, I am asking YOU to keep an eye open for powdery mildews. Powdery mildews commonly occur on garden plants, are unsightly, and … Continue reading
With approximately 800 different species of powdery mildew present on earth today, grouped into 13 genera (according to Braun & Takamatsu, 2000) of 5 tribes, combinations of the aforementioned features, as well as many less superficially obvious, are numerous. While many … Continue reading