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Re: Tool Cleaning (was Variegation in Anthuriums ? )

  • Subject: Re: Tool Cleaning (was Variegation in Anthuriums ? )
  • From: "Celeste Whitlow" <politicalamazon@charter.net>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 19:30:23 -0600 (CST)

I'm an environmental horticulture student at an agriculture-focused college,
and one of the greenhouse instructors recommended alcohol as the dipping
agent.  We use a 1:10 bleach-water solution for surface disinfect when
planting seeds and doing plantings from cuttings, and that includes
disinfecting our tools, as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: <elizabeth@begoniac.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 8:48 AM
Subject: Tool Cleaning (was Variegation in Anthuriums ? )

> >  I think also that it would be wise for the near future, after
> > the plant was destroyed, to dip pruners or any other cutting instruments
> in
> > alcohol in between working with each plant.
> I was told that alcohol is not enough to kill a virus on cutting
> instruments.  Bleach would do it, but that is too
> hard on the tools.  Heat will work, so some bamboo growers use a
> Elizabeth Mateus

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