Eggplant Plants
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Disease on Bell Peppers and Eggplant

Anonymous added on June 9, 2011 | Answered

Instead of a powdery mildew, my plants are covered with something that looks like black mildew. Can you tell me what it might be?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 10, 2011

It is sooty mold. It is a symptom of a pest problem. I recommend neem oil to treat it. It will kill whatever pest is on the plant and treat the sooty mold. Plus, it is organic and safe. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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