Mixing fungicidal treatments

caroline1(7b)May 9, 2006

I've heard of people using milk as a fungicide treatment, and of course there's baking soda as well. Would it be effective to mix some baking soda into the milk mixture? Has anyone tried this?

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antonv(LI, NY(Zone 6))

Im no rose expert....this is my first year. I am a chef however. It seems to me that if you put baking soda into milk, the lactic acid will react with the soda, and you'll get a little science experiment, eruption. It wont be as drastic as adding it to vinegar, but it will react. As for the benefits, im still searching here!!

ciao,
Anton

    Bookmark   May 12, 2006 at 1:42PM
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caroline1(7b)

I guess I thought milk was more on the alkaline/neutral side. Ok.
Anyone ever try it though?
Or is there another mixture one might try/has tried?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2006 at 10:57PM
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collinw(7b)

The way that milk, baking soda, and vinegar control blackspot is by lowering or raising the PH of the leaf to a range that the blackspot will not grow within. So if you mix different things and one is a base and the other acidic they are likely to cancel one another out.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2006 at 3:26PM
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