Research at Harper Adams University College has shown how spraying wheat plants with milk can help to cure mildew disease.
South American research showed four years ago that milk could help in the fight against mildew disease on squash plants, and milk is used to treat this disease by some organic gardeners, as well as by grape vine growers in Australia.
Further research at Harper Adams, by Research Assistant Georgina Drury working with Dr Peter Kettlewell, and published in the current issue of Tests of Agrochemicals and Cultivars, has now revealed that mildew on wheat plants can also be greatly reduced by spraying the plants with milk.
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