Trouble locating Lime-Sulfur

jstubbs_gwMarch 24, 2014

Hi All,
I'm in the process of getting ready to spray for a modest red raspberry cane botrytis infection which Cornell recommends fighting with a delayed dormant spray of lime-sulfur. But, it seems like it's no longer being manufactured or distributed.

Has anyone had any luck buying this, recently?

JStubbs

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jtburton

I found it recently at my local farm supplies store / ag extension. I don't think you can get it online or at the big box stores.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 6:44PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Yeah it sucks, a good product used for a lot of things! I have 1/2 bottle left. i should have stocked up!
You can use Captan, not organic, use acidic water to mix. This is a must for it to work in my experience with strawberries. I use rainwater.

You could make lime-sulfur yourself . It's not easy!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Bonide captan label

    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 10:52PM
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superpoutyduck(9a)

Groworganic.com sells it. Just picked up a huge jug. I had the same issue finding it that you did.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 1:02AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Now I see why farmers make their own! That price is outrageous! $25.00 to make your own!

This post was edited by Drew51 on Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 7:24

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 7:09AM
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ztom

There is a product called Hi-Yield Wettable Dusting Sulfur. It seems to still be available. Does anyone know about mixing lime with this to make a lime sulfur spray?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 8:34AM
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jstubbs_gw

Thanks tmunson - just ordered some!

Ztom, I think it's a process you need to go through to make it and that it's more work than just adding lime to sulfur. As Drew51 mentioned, you need to react it, and I can't imagine that smells great even if you do get it to work properly!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 11:52AM
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