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Re: powdery mildew on crepe myrtle


Or put lava sand around the base of the roses. It's so rough it tears them
up. Works better than DE.


 On 10/12/05, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> Auralie, if you mulch them with coffee grounds, you'll probably get rid
> of the slugs [unless you use decaf].
>
> On Oct 12, 2005, at 10:37 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Marge, if personal experience is what impresses you most, I'll add
> > mine with
> > milk. I have numerous miniature roses planted in containers around my
> > breezeway and beside the driveway. Each week when we shop, we get
> > a gallon of milk, but usually have about a quarter of it left by the
> > next
> > week. We fill the container of leftover milk with water - this will be
> > roughly
> > a 1 to 4 ratio - maybe 1 to 5. We just pour the watered-down solution
> > over
> > the roses. Haven't had a speck of mildew or black spot since we began
> > to do this several years ago. Slugs are about the only problem we have
> > with the roses.
> > Auralie
> >
> > In a message dated 10/12/2005 12:49:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > mtalt@hort.net writes:
> > "Milk's fungicidal powers were discovered by Wagner Bettiol of the
> > environmental laboratory of Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural
> > Research Corporation, n Jaguariuna, north of Sao Paulo. Bettiol, who
> > was looking for cheap ways to control plant pests, observed that
> > byproducts from milk-processing factories killed powdery mildew on
> > courgettes. So he decided to simply spray fresh milk on the plants to
> > see if it had the same effect. To his surprise, he found that it did.
> > In fact, spraying heavily infected plants twice a week with a mixture
> > of one part cow's milk to nine parts water was at least as good at
> > stopping mildew as the chemical fungicides fenarimol and benomyl,
> > Bettiol discovered."
> >
> > another saved post:
> >
> > Some people have compared different dilutions and found that
> > the 1:9 often necessitated a second or third treatment, but the 1:3
> > or 1:4
> > took care of the fungus first time around.
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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