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Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease& sulphur

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease& sulphur
  • From: "Ron" ronlene@adelphia.net
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 10:47:38 -0500
  • Disposition-notification-to: "Ron"

I noticed that you mentioned "Mycorrhizae" as the cause of the tuber rot. I
am not aware that the mycorrhizae fungus has a negative effect on tubers or
roots.  If it does, I would like to know about it.    Ron
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rand Nicholson" <writserv@nbnet.nb.ca>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus tuber disease& sulphur

> Scott;
> I do not have paeoniifolius unfortunately(I only wish), however I do
> have various species of bulbs, tuber and rhizomes, aroid & non-aroid,
> and have used sulphur on all of them for fungal and bacterial disease
> with a good amount of success. Fungus can be difficult inasmuch as
> you need to get all the mycorrhizae out of the tuber as the sulphur
> will only act on the surface of the cut part. You may need to cut
> deeper into what appears to be healthy flesh and drying the tuber
> (the newly cut surface) fairly quickly in low humidity has also been
> important in my experience. Perhaps there are others here with
> hands-on experience with paeoniifolius that may wish to chime in?
> Rand
> >Rand: Thanks for your reply.. so this technique (sulfur) has worked with
> >paeoniifolius also?  Because I have actually cut away the necrotic
> >and treated it with a fungicide paste, only to have the disease
> >Is sulfur considering fungicidal?
> >
> >D. Scott Taylor, Ph.D.

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