re Help Fungus :-(

J Preiss--Seq Anal preissj at CLVAX1.CL.MSU.EDU
Mon Feb 15 22:14:00 EST 1993


Hi Ian

	Well, my favorite remedy is Captan, but many people like Thyram
these days.  I always dust all my seed samples with dry captan.  Just dump
enough into the pa
enough into the envelope so that after shaking things aroung (in a well 
ventilated space) there is a small residual that drops to the bottom of
the packet.  In addition, if more is required, I use a soil drench (mixed
according to the directions).  It is important to use the drench as a 
pre-emptive measure when you know it will be needed.  I rarely have better
than a 10% survival rate after I see symptoms.  The reason I prefer Captan
is because you can use it as a soil drench as well as a seed treatment. 
Thyram is only a seed treatment, and then you need to buy the Captan for
a soil drench also.  Hope this helps.

	Lenny Bloksberg
	PreissJ at clvax1.cl.msu.edu
	Michigan State University

ps To give you an idea of the intense need for control of fungus here in 
Lansing MI, I will tell you a common expression that the locals use here.
"It will be a sunny day in Lansing before I do that again"  :-}


		Good Luck    ---<--@   





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