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Q.white fungus on branches like sticky powder

allan crouch added on July 29, 2012 | Answered

White fungus on branches like sticky powder.

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Answered on July 30, 2012

The white powder you mention sounds like powdery mildew. However, the sticky stuff that you speak of sounds more like a pest of some kind, mealy bugs, aphids, spider mites or similar sap-sucking insect. Here are some articles that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

All of these can be taken care of with neem oil. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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