Re: Amophophallus titanum tuber problem
Dear E Morano,
thanks for your
The tubers were in SLIGHTLY moist pooting mixture
during dormancy and there where tubers that were OK in the same
container; so I do not think it was dessication.
some more information, since I sent some tubers to our German Plant
Protection Service (PPS) for inspection and got a pm from our Lord
P.(lant-pathogen-diagnostic-service) as well.
The latter (Thanks a lot, Wilbert!) suspected
Fusarium indicated by the suberized outer layer of the tuber.
This was confirmed, since the Plant Protection
Service found Fusarium and many saprophytic fungi (mainly
They did not find plant
pathogenic bacteria which I suspected first. (And I am very lucky that
Lord P. assumes that
bad growing conditions and/or a too long dormancy are the most likely
reasons for the symptoms found.
to peel the dead material off the tuber and pot it in new
The PPS recommended to pay more
attention to hygiene (pots, substrate, water etc) and to treat the
tubers with MennoFlorades (active ingredient: benzoic acid) and Boscalid
(a broad-spectrum fungicide).
I will see what
comes out of it....
Date: Mon, 07 Apr
2008 09:58:19 +0200
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amophophallus titanum
From: E Morano <email@example.com>
Discussion of aroids <firstname.lastname@example.org>
That looks like rot. Sometimes the tuber rot can smell bad.
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