BEER: As Nutrient Element

Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 4 years ago.

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1 part to 40 parts water; initial response of plants most favorable; beer and 1/4 strength organic solution made plants prosper at first in normal medium; then white mold appeared caused by yeasts; controlled by ferbam, captan, Bordeaux mixture; then medium became interlaced with yeast colonies producing large quantities of C02; all plants repotted. AU70-186; ODA69-9
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