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Re: CULT: Botrytis

Actually it wasn't a soil treatment.  You soak the rhizomes in a solution of
of something before planting.  I have seen this on new plantings a couple of
times now and I would like to try this solution.

It is supposed to go down here to 9 degrees tonight, yuk ! ...just when the
irises were starting to really grow.  Clarence was already about six inches

SE Manitoba

laurief wrote:

>Hi Sandra,
>>Chuck Chapman had a preventive treatment for botrytis which I am wishing
>>I had saved 
>I don't know where the botrytis came from this time around, and I only 
>saw it on a few rzs in the main beds.  I'm not interested in soil 
>treatments because I have far too many companion animals and too many 
>wildlife visitors to risk toxic chemicals in the garden.  The only reason 
>I use Merit for borers is because it contains the same active ingredient 
>as Advantage Pet Flea Control products, so I figure it's reasonably safe 
>around the 4-leggeds. Fungicides and herbicides scare me, though, so I'd 
>rather just remove the diseased plants and surrounding soil to deal with 
>botrytis.  I do still need to know how much to dig out.
>I hope we can both rid our gardens of this icky fungus.  As if erwinia 
>weren't bad enough.
>USDA zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern MN
>normal annual precipitation 26-27"
>slightly acid clay soil
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