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Re: OT-Bio Bob & Sandra


Hi Kitty,

Thanks for telling me what this is.  So a fungus causes the brown spots.  So
it hides in the soil and can be air bourne.  That explains how it can spread
to a new bed of Iris in new ground.

I'll look for this Daconil and try it.  I see it can be done in the Winter.
Thats great.  Spring and Summer are really a busy time for me.

So if I can keep weeds and dying foliage out of the Iris beds it will help
keep brown spot out of the beds.  I'll remember that.  Thanks loads.  Sandra
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lobergs" <loberg@adelphia.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] OT-Bio Bob & Sandra


> Regretfully Sandra, on the current green foliage there is nothing to make
it
> go away... other than trimming the ends or portions if they are really
bad.
> But you can work for prevention next year.  The fungus that causes brown
spot
> will reside in the soil, and it can be airborne.   Once you get it, it is
very
> hard to eliminate it from your garden.   I good fungicide spray (like
Daconil)
> starting in Winter is good, follow directions on label.  I had my best
results
> this year because I kept all the dying foliage and weeds away from the
plants
> all winter, and I didn't spray at all, with very little brown spot in the
> spring.
> Kitty Loberg
>
> > Does anyone know what to do to get rid of brown spots on leaves of Iris.
> Any
> > help would be appreciated.  Sandra
>
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