Asked June 9, 2018, 9:37 AM EDT

I have had issues of powdery mildew and possible other fungal issues in my garden. What type of fungicide would you recommend? I've been using Neem oil and a copper fungicide. Is there something better/stronger I could use?

St. Louis County Minnesota

1 Response

The following bulletins provide useful information about using fungicides in the garden.

We don't know of any fungicide that's labeled for general use or that's considered "stronger" than those you mentioned. It's important to diagnose the disease before selecting a chemical control. Look for the name of the plant and the disease on the fungicide label and then use only as directed.

Sometimes no control is needed. Many garden plants can tolerate some disease damage and still be productive and attractive.