Our flowers drink milk

Ainara watching the Cow giving us milk

There’s never an end to the wonderful discoveries we make everyday. Got fungus? Or powdery mildew? Get milk. We’ve just recently discovered that milk is a Fungicide! It’s as effective (maybe even more effective) as standard chemical brands. How to do it? Get milk, mix with water (our solution is 1 part milk: 10 parts water) and spray twice a week.  You can do trial and error and see how milky you want your solution to be and how often you need to spray. We use fresh milk as we have milking cows in the farm. You can use skim or whole milk though, even reconstituted powdered milk. They say it is the phosphate in milk that boosts a plant’s immune system and fights the fungi. The first scientist to discover this was Wagner Bettiol, a Brazilian. Milk was found to be effective at controlling fungus and also acted as a foliar fertilizer, boosting the plant’s immune system.  We have saved thousands this year by just spraying our crops with milk instead of using synthetic chemicals and fungicides. Who would have thought we would find the solution to our fungicide problems right in our backyard? Or in your fridge?


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ramella on June 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Very wonderful discovery…,and i liked it!!!


  2. Posted by Prof. Noeme on June 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hi there!!I’m just wondering if some varieties of fungi could be repelled with this alternative for ex. such as (e.g Alternaria leaf spot, Fusarium stem rot, white rust infection and Cercospora leaf spot)


  3. Posted by Prof. Noeme on June 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    …..which is readily available in the soil and attacks anytime they want.


  4. Posted by Prof. Noeme on June 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Powdery mildew is a kind of disease which was caused by Fungus called Erisiphe polygon….


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