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Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease
  • From: rajshekhar misra rajshekharmisra@yahoo.com
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 01:13:57 -0800 (PST)

Dear Dr.Taylor
Sulfur is certainly a fungicide and it is effective
against broad range of fungi. It is available in
various formulations.
--- Scott Taylor <staylor@brevardparks.com> wrote:
> Rand: Thanks for your reply.. so this technique
> (sulfur) has worked with
> paeoniifolius also?  Because I have actually cut
> away the necrotic tissues
> and treated it with a fungicide paste, only to have
> the disease progress..
> Is sulfur considering fungicidal?
> D. Scott Taylor, Ph.D.
> Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands
> (EEL) Program
> Central Region Land Manager
> 5560 North US Highway 1
> Melbourne, FL 32940
> tel: 321.255.4466
> FAX: 321.255.4499
> email: staylor@brevardparks.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]On Behalf Of
> Rand Nicholson
> Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 7:10 AM
> To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease
> Hi Scott:
> This is certainly not Florida, but I do have to
> store my various
> tender tubers over the winter out of ground and the
> only thing I have
> used is a dusting of common sulphur powder. This is
> applied before
> planting and after being dug up and dried. The
> tubers do not rot and
> varmints do not nibble at them. If a tuber is dug
> and there is a
> "soft spot" on any of them, I simply cut back to
> good flesh, dust the
> wound and let it dry. If not badly damaged the tuber
> will usually
> sprout again and form a new healthy tuber. They are
> stored cool and
> dry, except an Amorph. konjac (cleaned but
> untreated, sulphur being
> what it is), which I often use as a paperweight on
> my desk just to
> make people ask questions. Plus, it is interesting
> to watch the thing
> slowly start up at the growing point when it decides
> to do so.
> Rand
> z5b Maritime Canada (-23 C, where moose wear
> mittens)
> >Hello: Pardon if I have already contacted a few of
> you directly on this
> >issue: I am attempting to grow Amorphophallus
> paeoniifolius in some
> >quantity.  (I live in east central Florida).  I
> have had problems with
> >(apparent) fungal injections in the tubers after
> harvest.  I am given to
> >understand that this is not an uncommon problem:
> they develop rotten spots
> >within one week, as this affliction continues until
> most of the tubers are
> >unsuitable for planting next season.  I have not
> used fungicides in the
> >past, either during the growing season or during
> post-harvest.  I suspect
> at
> >this point that I should do both.  Can any of you
> give specific
> >recommendation on actions to take during both the
> growing season and
> >post-harvest?  I.E. specific fungicides, methods of
> handling at harvest,
> >storage of tubers, etc.  Any advice would be
> well-appreciated.. it is very
> >distressing to watch a 8 kg. tuber rot before ones
> eyes!
> >Thanking you very much in advance.
> >
> >D. Scott Taylor, Ph.D.
> >Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands
> (EEL) Program
> >Central Region Land Manager
> >5560 North US Highway 1
> >Melbourne, FL 32940
> >tel: 321.255.4466
> >FAX: 321.255.4499
> >email: staylor@brevardparks.com

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