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mildew

/mil·dew/ (mil´doo) colloquialism for any superficial fungous growth on plants or any organic material.

mildew

[mil′dyo̅o̅]
a visible growth of any of numerous species of saprophytic fungi. Mildew causes discoloration and weakening of fabrics and fibers.

mildew

[AS. mildeaw]
Lay term for a discoloration or superficial coating on various materials caused by the growth of fungi. It occurs in damp conditions.

mildew

  1. a plant disease caused by a fungus.
  2. any fungus, such as Erysiphe, that causes cereal mildew.
  3. a fungus in the mycelial state, growing over a substrate without obvious fruiting bodies.
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Rhonda Smith, the UC viticulture advisor for Sonoma County, said she has never seen downy mildew in that North Coast region.
Several workers reported that there is variation in resistance among the genotypes against powdery mildew of chilli (Pawar et al.
Five assessments of the severity of the downy mildew infection were conducted in the 2006/07 at V6 (five fully developed trifoliate leaves), V10 (nine trifoliate leaves), R2, R5.
To further test if downy mildew plays an overt role in E.
Development and severity of downy mildew and cultivars differentiation shows that Lithuanian climate is very favourable for alfalfa resistance investigations.
But asters are not alone in being susceptible and we don't stop cultivating rosesand rhododendrons, apples and soft fruit, cucumbers, peas, marrows because they are also vulnerable to powdery mildew.
Each type of lilac has a different degree of mildew resistance.
The results have unveiled a long shared history of co-evolution between the host and the pest and the unexpected success of asexually produced mildew offspring.
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But impatiens downy mildew was already active in Florida when the year began, says plant pathologist Colleen Warfield of Ball Horticultural Company, a Chicago-based plant breeder and distributor.
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It's estimated it could take 20 to 25 years to breed mildew resistant strains.