I typically use Neem oil for control; it is fairly innocuous stuff. If
you spray as soon as you see it, you reduce the chances of it spreading.
Neem is available under a variety of trade names as well as the obvious
label, "neem", premixed or as a concentrate, available at most hardware
stores or any nursery or many mail order companies.
If you want something a little more aggressive and likely to help in
prevention, I'd suggest Daconil. You'll probably have to purchase this
from a larger nursery.
I would also check your air movement. If you have high humidity, air
movement is key in preventing fungi. If your chamber doesn't have a
built in fan, see if you can plug in a little clip on unit inside the
From: arab-gen-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:arab-gen-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Yenching
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 11:58 PM
To: arab-gen at net.bio.net
Subject: [Arabidopsis] how to control mould on plants
The canola plants in growth chamber have lots of mould on both stems and
siliques. This mould is a kind of fugi, and may be induced by the high
humidity in the growth chamber. The RH inside is around 70% as we also
grow Arabidopsis in the growth chamber. Is there any feasible way to
control or prevent the growth of mould? Does anyone know what chemical
to use and where to buy it?
Thanks for reply.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, T6G 2E9
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