VIRUS CONTROL BY CHEMICALS: Control by Treatment with Penicillin

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Penicillin and other antibiotics is ineffective against virus; it is good for control of some bacterial diseases of a few plants, and rarely for fungus. A74-217
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VIRUS CONTROL BY CHEMICALS: Anti-virus Cutting Board Comprises a jar with denatured alcohol, a single-edged razor blades in slots, a candle and pliers; each blade is dipped in alcohol and ignited by candle after being used to cut flower stems. A64-954 0
VIRUS CONTROL BY CHEMICALS: Control by Cleanliness Sterilize knives, used stakes, labels, pots, potting tools and by washing hands. A78-226 0
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VIRUS CONTROL BY CHEMICALS: Control by Inactivating On tools etc., the most effective means is to treat virus with a strongly alkaline solution such as trisodium phosphate, fresh Clorox, or sodium hydroxide. A75-803 0
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VIRUS CONTROL BY CHEMICALS: Control for Cutting Knives A copper sulfate solution is 50 grams plus 50 milliliters of formalin (37% formaldehyde) dissolved in a liter of water, plus 10 to 20 drops of wetting agent or detergent; it is corrosive; a trisodium phosphate solution is 40 grams and 50 milliliters in one liter of water; the formaldehyde has been dropped in recent times. A64-229; C72-42 0
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