Second Paragraph: From a financial and environmental perspective, we are lucky that sulfur dust remains the backbone of the region’s management for Powdery mildew. It is effective, relatively cheap, easy to apply, and relatively non-toxic to fish and wildlife. However, it does have its downsides. Being a dust it is very visible as it is being applied and as long as it remains suspended in the air. It also is a skin and eye irritant. There are ways to avoid these problems and most are common sense. Nevertheless, each year I still come across a sulfur dust cloud drifting over the road on which I am driving. This is not a common occurrence but all it takes is one incident to cast a bad light on the sustainable farming practices that Lodi growers have become known for throughout the world.