Powdery mildew

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Powdery mildew (Oidium anacardii)

Minor Pest Description

This disease is particularly serious in coastal areas south of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Infected panicles and leaves are coated with white, powdery fungal growth. In severe attacks the entire panicle may be infected and the fruit and nuts fail to set.

Minor Pest What to do.
  • Pesticide application is not practised in cashew fields. However, sprays of powdered kelp, potassium / sodium bicarbonate and sulphur provide good control of powdery mildew.
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Host Plants
Cashew (Revised)