Fire and milk for controlling plum brown rot
Last year I started using alternating sprays of milk (1 cup/gal.), lime-sulfur, and then flaming the ground for any mumified plums (Mount Royal) with brown rot that I knocked from the trees with a long stick (I just used a small LP tank with an extension wand to lightly waft over any fallen diseased plums). Each idea was found in other organic disease control books or articles. On my trees I've gone from 100% loss to less than 10%. Seems good but wondering if others have tried, or have ways to improve each aspect? I'd like to move to my grapes next year as I have once again had a lousy crop from loss to powdery mildew with our extremely wet summer. Any ideas?
This post was edited by bobhei77 on Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 16:27