Okra plants and powdery mildew

Powdery mildew building up on okra leaves.

My okra plants have not been doing well for the last 2-3 months. The leaves have been affected by a bad case of powdery mildew, and pruning and other natural methods have not made much difference. It’s probably the cool, rainy weather interspersed with sunny days that’s causing this problem. As a fungus, powdery mildew thrives in humid conditions. The mildew has been spreading so fast that the leaves are unable to photosynthesize. Consequently, the plants start dying. I think I’ll wait for the rainy season to pass before I start new crops. Thankfully, this problem seems restricted to the okra plants for now.

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