What is mildew?

  • (verb): Become moldy; spoil due to humidity.
    Synonyms: mold
    See also — Additional definitions below


In horticulture, mildew is fungi in the order Erysiphales. It is also used more generally to mean mould growth.

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Some articles on mildew:

... Pseudoperonospora is a genus of water moulds which includes several species known for causing downy mildew infections on plants ... Species include Pseudoperonospora cannabina - causes downy mildew on hemp Pseudoperonospora cubensis - causes downy mildew on cucurbits ...
Mildew - Household Varieties
... The term mildew is often used generically to refer to mould growth, usually with a flat growth habit ...
Powdery Mildew
... Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants ... Powdery mildew diseases are caused by many different species of fungi in the order Erysiphales ... The lower leaves are the most affected, but the mildew can appear on any above-ground part of the plant ...
Tumtum And Nutmeg - Characters
... Nutmeg (Mrs Nutmouse) - Wife of Tumtum, Nutmeg secretly takes care of the Mildew children who think of her as a "Fairy of Sorts" ... Walter Mildew - Owner of Rose Cottage ... Arthur and Lucy Mildew - The Mildew children who sleep in the attic and are secretly cared for by Tumtum and Nutmeg ...
Pseudoperonospora Cubensis
... cubensis is a species of water mould known for causing downy mildew on cucurbits such as cantaloupe, cucumber, pumpkin, squash and watermelon ... provided adequate control of downy mildew in cucumber without the use of fungicides ... has caused growers great concern and substantial economic losses, while downy mildew in other cucurbit crops continues to be a yearly hindrance ...

More definitions of "mildew":

  • (noun): The process of becoming mildewed.
    Synonyms: mold
  • (noun): A fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter.