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BLEACH: As Virus Control

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago.

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A one-minute soak in two to four percent bleach (Clorox, 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite) solution kills Cymbidium mosaic virus; a four percent bleach is prepared by adding three tablespoons of Clorox to 1 quart of water; Clorox is corrosive; renew each day. 168(4)6
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BLEACH: Sodium Hypochlorite A solution containing from 4.25 to 6% of it is sold under many names worldwide for household use; in greenhouses is is a convenient product for sterilizing pots, labels, tools, she Ives etc. 0BII-265 ;don't broadcast halogens in the greenhouse. OIE88Mar-2 0

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