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Re: [aroid-l] HELP Amorphophallus konjac

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] HELP Amorphophallus konjac
  • From: "Petra Schmidt" petra@plantdelights.com
  • Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 13:24:41 -0400

I've not seen tuber problems like those in your photos, but I'd suggest that
you cut the infected areas away and see what the tissue looks like beneath
it...if clean, then just use some powdered fungicide on the cleaned cuts and
let the tuber dry out.  The tuber should force out some new growing points
later on.  If the tissue beneath the infected areas looks equally infected,
toss them out.
Were these growing in the ground or in pots?  The damage almost looks like a
burn.  Keep us posted.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Neitz" <martin_neitz@hotmail.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 4:01 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] HELP Amorphophallus konjac

> Dear all,
> Today was harvest day for all the nice A konjac tubers :) ... and
> two of my big konjac does look very sick... the tuber looks like they
> where in the micro-wave for about 30 minutes...
> does anybody has an idea what it is?
> can it be a virus which may infect the rest of the tuber?
> should I trash the tuber an simply forget it?
> is their anything I can do for the tuber?
> their are some pictures where you can see the cause... the "cuts" are
> 2cm deep...
> thx-martin
> (a worried dad :)
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