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Re: Expert help needed on a soil fungus attacking amorphs

  • Subject: Re: Expert help needed on a soil fungus attacking amorphs
  • From: "Christopher Rogers" <crogers@ecoanalysts.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 07:42:42 -0700

Hiyer, Ty!


I would douse the soil and tubers (not the leaves) with hydrogen peroxide. Let the tubers dry, exposed to the air for a day or so, preferably where they are getting some radiant heat, like from a bright light or the sun, and then dust well with cinnamon.


The hydrogen peroxide will begin breaking down (when in contact with the fungus and soil) into water and oxygen, but should hammer the fungus at the same time. I would also let the soil dry out completely afterwards.


I am sure others will have some good tricks for you as well.


Good luck,



D. Christopher Rogers

Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/ Taxonomist



EcoAnalysts, Inc.


P.O. Box 4098

Davis, CA 95616



Invertebrate Taxonomy

Endangered Species

Ecological Studies


Invasive Species






From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Ty York
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 7:26 PM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Expert help needed on a soil fungus attacking amorphs


I have some sort of white looking fungus ? in my soil attacking one of my konjacs. The leaf drooped over and I inspected and it was rotting off at the soil level. I dug up the bulb and it was fine, but the white looking fungus was on the babies and they were rotting off. I also has this attack a toad lily plant in another location and the plant died right away. Does anyone know how to stop this and what to use. I attached some pics of the konjac baby that was infected with the white stuff. I  have never seen this before, but I don't want it to spread. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ty


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