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Re: CULT: Leaf Spot

>     When I lived in Kentucky, I noticed that some Irises were more
>susceptible to leaf spot than were others.  In the cloudiest seasons, the
>problem was especially severe.  However, under no circumstances did I treat
>the Irises with chemicals, because I felt the Borer control was enough
>poison for a year.
>     What I always did was keep removing the infected leaves.  Once the
>heat of summer started, the problem went away.  I don't know if this would
>work in a cooler summer climate like Sweden, but it is worth a try.
>Mark A. Cook
>Dunnellon, FL.   (That pesky gale is still stirring things up.)
Dear Mark: Why not urge the hybridizers to state if their introductions (new)
are resistant to leaf spot?? It is a trait worth breeding for, and iris
varieties clearly differ in the amount of resistance they show. Lloyd Z. in
Durham NC

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