LEAF BLIGHT: Pythium Splendens

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A water mold; shows as a round chestnut brown spot often at the edge of the leaf; enlarges rapidly and turns black and the area dries and thins; cut it out; apply Tersan to the whole plant; reduce watering. N318
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LEAF BLIGHT: Also Known as Leaf Die-back, Tip Burn Caused by fungus invasion; spreads gradually through leaf; cut it out before treating; infected areas show watery before drying; control with Benlate, or Anti-Damp, or Tersan. RMH 0

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