All plants can be affected by oedema
Formation of numerous small, water-soaked blisters appear mainly along the veins of the undersides of leaves. These blisters will erupt forming brown, corky growths. In time, the leaves may turn yellow and fall off.
In greenhouses, oedema formation can take place within hours.
This disorder occurs mainly during a sudden change of climate when humidity goes up rapidly and temperatures drop quickly. Such a change within a short period of time will result in plants taking up more water than their leaves can transpire. The outcome will be an excess of watery fluid accumulating in the plant tissues.
Tome medidas para reduzir os níveis de humidade, tal como reduzir temporariamente a quantidade de irrigação. Em estruturas fechadas, melhorar a circulação de ar para promover a folhagem seca e encurtar a duração dos períodos de humedecimento através da introdução de áreas ventiladas com cortinas de rede.
*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.
*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.