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Re: CULT: Leaf spot resistance?

HI Kelly,

Sure would be nice if this is true.  I have some that do not have leaf spot
and I have been treating the whole garden for spot.  I did not keep track of
the ones that were not affected.

Char, New Berlin, WI
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kelly D. Norris" <kellydn@frontiernet.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 11:31 PM
Subject: [iris] CULT: Leaf spot resistance?

> Today I decided to take a jaunt through the iris fields at our farm.
> Because of an uncanny amount of precipitation this spring we are plagued
> with hideous leaf spot and spotty cases of rot.  But one cultivar that
> showed minimal to no leaf spot was I REPEAT.  It is a real eye catcher;
> lush green foliage amidst spotty brown shrivels.  Has anyone else had
> this experience with this plant?  The plants are in conditions no
> different than any of those that do have leaf spot.  Could we possibly
> have the means for genetic resistance or at least superior tolerance to
> leaf spot?
> Just a thought...
> Botanically,
> Kelly D. Norris
> Master Gardener/Freelance Writer
> Bedford, Iowa USA
> Zone 4b/5a
> www.rainbowfarms.net
> Newsletter Editor: Iowa Bluebird Conservationists, Dwarf Iris Society
> The love of knowledge is a sort of madness.
> C. S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
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