A Dairy Solution to Mildew Woes

By Janet Raloff, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

Milk may prove the savior of some organic wines.

New field trials show that it kills a powdery mildew that would otherwise damage vine leaves and destroy grapes.

Many urban dwellers don't realize that mildew is more than the unsightly bane of shower stalls. On farms around the globe, it causes extensive plant infections that can exact an enormous economic toll. Though a variety of synthetic agricultural chemicals have been developed to counter mildew, such agents must not be used if crops are ...

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