Copper Sulfate Concerns?

carbosNovember 15, 2010

Hello, all. Just wondering about the pros and cons of spraying for fungus with copper sulfate. I know it is touted as an effective treatment for various fungi. But what about drawbacks? Can it harm a mango tree if one isn't careful?

Thank you.

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mango_kush

if used correctly spray copper is safe to use, copper itself is organic, sometimes copper sprays are not though (they have chemical surfactants that help them adhere to leaves)

i wouldnt go spray happy with copper if you see fungus unless its on a variety that is known to be susceptible, like Julie here in south Florida

Here is a link that might be useful: Copper Sulfate information

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 2:12PM
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carbos

Thanks, MK.
I'm actually concerned about a Cogshall in south FL.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 4:34PM
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mango_kush

i wouldnt be, they are pretty anthracnose resistant

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 11:34AM
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