Regarding the Powdery Mildew question, it was asked by a non organic
farmer, which therefore maybe I should not pose that query on this site
as it is intended for organic farmers. So, sorry if I was misleading but
then the feed could be organic feed.  But still the question is;  are
their any attributes, in terms of providing a readily available carbon
source to the plant, perhaps?

But if you have ideas and questions about Insect and Disease control you
many be interested in a class on April 19th at 6-8:30 pm in East Lansing
and Ithaca, MI.  An IP video conference will be held that is funded by
the North Central SARE project and hosted by Univ of Illinois and Purdue
Univ.  An IP Video conference allows viewers to see speakers from
various sites present and then a chance to discuss and ask question with
each site. There are over 30 sites participating from the North Central

If you would like to register for the class please email Vicki Morrone
(East Lansing) [log in to unmask] or Dan Rossman (Ithaca) [log in to unmask] 

Here is the schedule for the IP Video conferences. All will be available
at Ithaca and East Lansing site.


IP Video Conference Classes

Each class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Class is limited to 15


*       Thur, March 15, 2007-Organic Weed Control


*       Thur, April 19, 2007- Insect & Disease Control in Organic


*       Thur, Sept 20, 2007-Organic Poultry Production


*       Thur, Nov 15, 2007 Beginning Organic Farming/Certification



Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)




From: MI organic growers seeking info and ideas
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Subject: Re: What do youknow about Powdery mildew??


There are some interesting, simple remedies for powdery mildew ( things
like diluted milk and baking soda solution) but I've never heard of this


Taylor is right that use of conventional chicken feed in this way on
certified organic ground would result in loss of certification on the
field where it was used. Reason: conventional chicken feed will contain,
among other things, genetically modified corn and soy.


ATTRA has some documents on disease control in various plants that
sometimes include the simple home remedies.


Pat Whetham

Organic inspector


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