Re: Re: CULT: Bacterial Soft Rot
No, I did need a permit to buy OxiDate. I ordered it from the following:
Long Island Cauliflower Assn, Riverhead, NY 727- 2212
Just did a google search and found this link:
I remember my first year fighting rot, leaf spot and borers, it was a
nightmare. I tried Clorox, scrubbing with Ajax, comet, replacing contaminated soil,
moving irises to new location, aspirin, gypsum in the powered form seemed to
help a little but, OxiDate solved the problem.
Remember what I said about the markers - it will fade the writing.
Merit 75 wp - powder is diluted in water and sprayed on - worked on the
iris borers that were traveling down the leaves and active. Difficult to get
I have also used the Merit granular formula. I have to put that down end of
March so it has enough time to work itself down into the soil. What I am
trying to say, if you have iris borers now at this time of the year, the Merit
75wp works. If you want to prevent them in the future, use the Merit granular
form in early March to prevent new infestation and get the ones that have
tunneled underground. When I use the either Merit formulation, I spray/spread
about 2 feet from the outer perimeter of my garden beds because I believe these
culprits do travel.
By the way, there was some discussion awhile back about drowning iris
borers. It has been my experience that adding bleach to the water is not necessary
to drown borers - they just drown in plain water. I think the purpose of
adding bleach to the water is to benefit the plant itself ( bacteria).
When I first joined this list, about 3 years ago, I knew nothing about
irises. Many people stepped up to the plate reached out and helped me - thank you.
Now it is my turn to reciprocate - that's what this list is all about
sharing & exchanging ideas.
It's been a pleasure.... gotta run, lots of Maine Coon Kittens to feed.
Margie Brown, NY
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