FUNGAL ROTS: Cured with Sprays

Ailments Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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The three effective sprays are Physan 20 at 5ml. to 5 litres of water, Natriphene at lg to 2 litres of water,and Ben late at 3g to 2 litres of water. AU83-251
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FUNGAL DISEASES: Full Listing of Pests For the causes, hosts, symptoms, controls of every reported type refer to OBIV-2 74 0
FUNGUS: Anthracnose-type Which Grows on Live or Dead Tissue It is easily controlled with benomyl (Benlate) 1 tpg.; or, use Dithane M5, 1.5 tpg. A78-1124 0
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FUNGUS: Preventative Spraying Use Truban and Banrot every two months mixed together 1/2 tpg. of each in the same gallon of water. A87-794 0
FUNGUS: Resistance to Fungicide Development Fungi have shown some resistance to Benlate (benomyl); no resistance shown to Truban, or Dexon (which might be restricted in your area). A77-995 0
FUNGUS: Septate Type Spotting Under the Leaves Control it with a Banrot spray at lttpg. and repeat in two to three weeks. A82-690 0
FUNGUS: Spots on Phalaenopsis Leaves Use of Captan paste of doubtful value; Benlate is a much more effective fungicide and is systemic. A77-449 0
FUNGUS: Spot Treatment Use a paste made of Captan powder and a solution of Physan (1/2 teaspoon in 1/3 gallon of water) and apply it to the affected areas with Q-tips. OD87-154 0

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