What is the fuzzy looking gray colored mold growing on my plants?
This is called gray mold (pathologists are also really good at naming diseases). The disease is also known as Botrytis, which is the causal organism. This fungus can become very serious, especially during a period of cloudy weather. It appears as a fuzzy greenish-gray mold, often growing on dead tissue. The first place to notice it is on dead flower petals, dead areas on leaves (i.e. from spray burn or mechanical damage), etc. In humid conditions, it can spread rapidly, while in dry conditions, it spreads only slowly. Improve ventilation, air movement, and apply fungicides as needed.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Current and prospective greenhouse vegetable growers can learn about the specialized production method during Mississippi State University’s 2024 Greenhouse Vegetable Short Course on Feb. 27-28. The course will be held at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Magnolia Building in Verona from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to greenhouse vegetable producers throughout the Southeast.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Vegetable growers soon will have two chances to learn about managing pests on produce in greenhouses and high tunnels.
There’s nothing more satisfying than homegrown tomatoes. You don’t have to be a gardening expert to grow delicious tomatoes in your backyard. Here are a few tips that will help you grow the best looking (and tasting) tomatoes out there: