Control of Powdery Mildew of Melon

Control of Powdery Mildew of Melon Grown in Plastic House by Spraying the Electrolyzed Strong Acid Water


Control of Powdery Mildew of Melon Grown in Plastic House by Srpraying the
Electrolzed Strong Acid Water; from the Department of Bioproduction,
Faculty of Agriculture, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka, Japan

The control effect of electrolyzed strong acid water spraying on the
incidence of powdery mildew on leaves of netted-melon grown in a
greenhouse was investigated for the establishment of the crop disease
control system on low chemical input agricultural production.

Conclusion: the electrolyzed acid water spraying could clearly reduce the
disease index of occurrence of powdery mildew compared with the distilled
water control. Vegetative growth and fruit quality of netted-melon did
not change by spraying the electrolyzed strong acid water.

By Tsuneo Namai, Miki Morikita, Kazuko Seii and Takashi Nishizawa