Is this WPM? If so what’s y’all remedies?

It’s just on some of the older lower leafs which I read that’s where it starts. I have 2 tower fans always going one right at the base of the pots and one bigger one a few feet away on the opposite side blowing mainly on the leaves. It’s also located right in front of a vent to try and pull in some fresh air to circulate. From what I can tell it is WPM so I was wondering what methods and remedies y’all use? Here’s some pics below.

TIA Jbum

Dose it wipe off

Yes I wiped a few with a wet paper towel and it seemed to wipe off. Turned the leaf back to a greener color so I’m assuming it wiped off I should say.

That one picture looks like that is but you have good air cerculation

Ya I’d say that definitely looks like it in that first pic

How high is humidity in there

When I had the PH issue they where flooded pretty good! Again these are mainly bottom older leaves :maple_leaf: that I believe was not getting the light very well until I did some pruning. It only seems to be concentrating on the ones that turned super green when I had my PH issue. Perhaps that was from N toxicity. Not that is the cause now just something I noticed. Thanks @Cyle1

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Fluxes between 50 to 60 max.

They say that it only needs a little moisture but your not in flower so you should be able to clean plant I dont know what they use

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I have read up on a few remedies I will zero in on one today and treat it. After I figure out why I have a dead Turkey in my flock!?!?!? Damn keeping me busy lol.

I had a fox eat 14 chickens last year I got rid of all of em

Oh man that sucks!

I didn’t see any signs of a predator but it appears his neck was broke? I’m wondering if he got it caught in the fence and in a panic tried getting out and did it to his self. They are only a few months old so still small enough to stick those damn heads through everything. Poor Thanksgivn never made it to the table!!!

It’s crazy how they panic like that

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Yeah he’ll what do you do?

But you think the possibility of WPM as well?

Looks like it but let’s tag few ppl @imSICKkid what you think


@Midwestnewbie @Myfriendis410

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I seen I’m sick kid talking bout it on another tread

Cool man thanks! I will see that they have to say and go over all my remedy options until then.

Ya we will see what they say

What causes White Powdery Mildew?

High Humidity

WPM needs moisture to thrive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it needs water.
Having a grow area with
high humidity is all WPM needs to grow. This seems to be a bit problematic since
young cannabis plants
grow best in relatively humid environments (40% -60% RH). Luckily, high humidity
usually only becomes an
issue when it’s combined with the next cause (low/no airflow).

People who live in environments with extremely high humidity (such as Florida
and the UK) can purchase a
dehumidifier to control humidity in the grow area. This is especially important
during the flowering phase
when humidity needs to be much lower (45% rh) to prevent rampant growth of WPM
and bud mold.

Low/No Airflow

White Powdery Mildew has a hard time settling in a grow room where the air is
being moved. High humidity
will give WPM the conditions it needs to survive, but poor airflow is what gives
it the ability to settle
down in the first place. In fact, a small (preferably oscillating) fan moving air
in a grow area will prevent
the vast majority of White Powdery Mildew woes.

Poor Ventilation

If you have WPM spores in your grow area and the air in grow area is never
exchanged for fresh air, the
spores get multiple chances to land on your plants and reproduce. This happens
most often in conditions
where cannabis is being grown in a closed, unventilated space - such as a closet -
and precautions aren’t
taken to exchange old stale air for new fresh air.

Leaf-Leaf Contact

Leaf to leaf contact = moisture = White Powdery Mildew!Leaves that are touching
each other will form
moisture between them, and thus they become more likely to contract WPM. Untrained
bushy/leafy plants
with lots of new vegetative growth are especially prone since plants will often have
leaves mashed up
against each other as they try to reach the light.

Advanced growers can defoliate some of the fan leaves that are completely shaded
from the grow light
to make fewer choice landing spots for White Powdery Mildew. Also, defoliation
frees up energy for the
plant to use when done correctly and increases yields! See our article on
defoliation for more info.

White powdery mold on the stem of an outdoor plant - White powdery mold can
grow nearly anywhere on the
plant that’s exposed to air.

How to Eliminate White Powdery Mildew

As I mentioned earlier, I recently had a battle with White Powdery Mildew. Rather,
it might have been a
battle if I noticed it later or waited to fix the problem. That’s the one good
hing about WPM: in most
cases when WPM is caught early, you can remove all traces of the mildew without
harming your plants.

There are quite a few products and homemade concoctions people use to treat WPM.
Among the effective treatments are:

Milk (1:9 ratio of milk to water)

Baking soda (2 tablespoons per gallon of water)

Neem Oil (4 teaspoons per gallon of water)

Hydrogen Peroxide (1 teaspoon per gallon of 35% H202)

SM-90 (1:5 ratio of SM-90 to water)

Rather than go into these methods, I’m going to give you the simple strategy I use
that gets rid of White
Powdery Mildew on the first try, every time! Here’s my trusted 3-Step White Powdery
Mold cure:

1.) White Powdery Mold: Ruin of beautiful plants. Remove White Powdery Mildew from leaves -
Get some water
(tap water works fine) and some paper towels. Wet the paper towels and use them to gently wipe the mildew
off the affected leaves whilst being careful not to jostle any leaves with spores on
them. Using a wet cloth
will ensure that more spores stick to the cloth instead of becoming airborne. Note:
While it isn’t necessary
to use paper towels, their disposability helps to curb the spread of spores from one
leaf to another.

2.) Ensure plants have proper airflow and ventilation - Even if you have absolutely no
airflow or ventilation
in your grow room, having even two fans will drastically reduce your chances of
encountering WPM while also
benefitting your plants overall health. One fan should be oscillating if possible
and should gently blow air
over your plants. All the plants need is enough air to gently rustle their leaves.
The second fan should be
in your grow room pointing outward, pulling heat away from your plants (only needed
if you have no ventilation).
Having a fan pointing out of your grow room will force old air out of the room, and
in turn, pull new air into the room. At this point, you’ll have new air coming in, being used and circulated,
then kicked out. Keep in mind that two fans is a minimum.

3.) Treat plant with SM90 to kill spores prevent future growth - Mix 1 part SM90 to 5
parts water(I’ve found 7 parts
water to be equally effective) in a clean sprayer/mister. Wait until just before your
lights for off for the day and mist your (newly cleaned) plants. Get all the leaves! This diluted SM90 mixed will kill any spores it touches, and anywhere it lands becomes uninhabitable for future spores. Plus, it’s safe to use - even during flowering - and it smells awesome.

There you have it. If you end up running into White Powdery Mildew, give this advice a
shot and you won’t have to
deal with it past that first day. If you do end up using these steps, feel free to
let us know if it helped you or
not, or how you did it differently. When growers know just a little bit about this
disease, it doesn’t have a chance!

Per another thread by @garrigan62