Stagonospora curtisii???

J.E. Shields
Sun, 24 Oct 2004 14:38:00 PDT
Hi all,

Pieter van der Walt asked about treating Stagnospora infections in 
Scadoxus.  Benlate worked very well; now, we use 
thiophanate-methyl.  Probably any systemic fungicide would serve.  It hits 
our bulbs mainly in unusually wet weather.  If the infection persists, a 
regular regimen of spraying every two weeks and of alternating fungicides 
regularly should eventually enable the bulb to recover.  In severely 
infected plants, cut away the worst affected parts and dowse the stumps 
with diluted hydrogen peroxide before starting the fungicide sprays.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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