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Control Sooty Mould in plants and vegetables


August 1, 2022


Searles Gardening Team

What are Sooty Mould symptoms?

Sooty mould grows on the honey-dew secretions made by sap-sucking insects like scale, aphids and mealybug. Sooty mould is unsightly but does not directly harm the plant, other than to inhibit photosynthesis.

How to control Sooty Mould

Of more concern are the sap-sucking insects which grow the mould. Control these pests with Searles Pest Gun. Removal of these pests will curtail the mould. Plants that are under stress from other factors such as lack of water can be more susceptible to these kinds of problems, so water regularly in hot, dry weather can prevent this problem from recurring.