Does anyone know of anything that works efftivly.I have heard that lime-sulfer does has anyone used it or have any other ideas.thanks Jim
Jim, I've been lurking around the Rose and Antique Rose Forum and there are some good discussions about fungicides. I grow about 75 roses, some bs prone and some pretty disease resistant and here's what works for me. I use a systemic (Banner Maxx) which has the same chemical as Fertilome's Systemic Fungicide and Bonide's Infuse. These systemic fungicides have to be sprayed only every 10-14 days and aren't affected by the rain once the spray dries on the leaves. I also use a contact fungicide intermittently during the year (Mancozeb).
After a bad start to the year due to my not spraying early (several of the roses completely lost all their leaves) I started using the systemic and they recovered and have been virtually free of bs since. Hope this helps. By the way, where in MS do you live?
Here is a link that might be useful: Rose Forum
Vicksburg, well realy Oakridge it's just north of town JIM