The search for a powdery mildew spray that is effective, safe, and environmentally friendly appears to have grown more intense in recent years. That’s not because this fungal disease has suddenly become more common or aggressive, but rather that a new type of crop, which has a particularly difficult time with powdery mildew, is being grown across the country.
One agricultural field that has been familiar with the problem of finding an effective powdery mildew spray for a very long time is the grape/winery industry. The infection has a distinctive visual appearance that makes it easy to immediately identify–it’s usually described as a flour-like dusting on plants.
One of the most vexing features of powdery mildew is its tendency to develop into specific strains that target and thrive on individual plant types. This is certainly the case with grapes, and the “grape powdery mildew” strain consumes much research and experimentation on the part of scientists searching for a product that can destroy the infection without jeopardizing precious grape plants and fruit.
Even the largest, most common crop types are not safe from the threat of powdery mildew. There are additional variations of the fungus that are uniquely suited to attack wheat and barley respectively, forming a significant threat to some of the most important grains to the economy.
As with other strains of the fungus, Greenlyte® is showing incredible promise as a powdery mildew spray that is destructive to fungus colonies, prevents them from growing back with ongoing treatment, and most importantly, preserves the health and safety of the crop itself throughout the process.
While powdery mildew spreads quickly through nearly all types of crops, several fruit and vegetables appear particularly susceptible to it. In particular, growers of gourds such as pumpkins, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and watermelon dread spotting the telltale flour-like dusting on the leaves of their plants. Specific treatments are always in development to fight the newest variations of powdery mildew in time to bring crops to harvest with minimal losses.
By far the greatest attention in recent years on the powdery mildew problem has been in the cannabis industry. As a young field of agriculture, large-scale cannabis farming has certainly had its share of challenges, and diseases that spread among crops comprise one of the most immediate.
A powdery mildew infestation has the ability to devastate an entire crop before it reaches maturity, and once it is present, the fungus is extremely difficult to eradicate. Adding to the problem, the enclosed environment of a grow room and the ideal cannabis growing conditions are also favorable for the propagation of powdery mildew colonies.
Greenlyte® As a Powdery Mildew Spray
As a relative newcomer to the field of agriculture, Greenlyte® has already earned a reputation for its highly unusual combination of features: power against a variety of pathogens and harmful microorganisms, yet a very low toxicity that makes it a very environmentally friendly solution.
Growers in the cannabis industry as well as farmers of more traditional crops are quickly discovering the value that Greenlyte® brings to their fight against powdery mildew. By using this hypochlorous acid based solution as a powdery mildew spray on the leaves of their plants, these growers are seeing infestations drop dramatically while their crops remain healthy and strong.
Research into powdery mildew and its target crops continues, with nuances in every crop type due to the ability of the fungus to develop variations to more efficiently attack different species. However, the extremely promising results of Greenlyte® in a variety of crops makes it a valuable tool for farmers around the country.
More information about the characteristics, formulation, and mechanism of Greenlyte® is available from Paradigm Convergence Technologies, where resident scientists are ready to consult with interested potential clients and explain the benefits that this exciting solution can provide in their specific industry. PCT’s phone number is 843-390-7900, and the mailing address is 4235 Commerce Street, Little River, SC 29566.