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.
D. Christopher Rogers
Senior Invertebrate Ecologist/
P.O. Box 4098
Davis, CA 95616
∙ CALIFORNIA ∙ MISSOURI ∙ PENNSYLVANIA ∙ VANCOUVER
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Ty York
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 7:26 PM
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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