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Re: Cult: Sticking Agent

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Cult: Sticking Agent
  • From: Chris Hollinshead <cris@netcom.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 03:18:34 -0700 (MST)

Dennis Stoneburner wrote:

> I've used liquid soap like "Dawn" for over 10 years with excellent
> results.  The soap breaks down the waxy caoting on the leaves for a good
> stick!

Yes, this is exactly correct, the liquid dishwashhing soap actually breaks
the surface tension of the leaves and allows the sprayed substance to "stick"
better and therefore provide a more effective application. In my experience,
I originally used this when spraying Cygon on the iris plants to combat the
iris borer and the immediate visual results are readily noticeable.I would
also logically assume that there being more of the spray retained on the
surface area of the leaves that the effectivness of the spray would be
somewhat increased.

Christopher Hollinshead
Mississauga, Ontario  Canada  zone6b
AIS(Region 16), CIS, SSI
Director-Canadian Iris Society
Newsletter Editor-Canadian Iris Society
e-mail:  cris@netcom.ca
CIS website:  http://www.netcom.ca/~cris/CIS.html

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