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Natural Fungicide Effects

Posted by MsMorningSong 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 14, 11 at 14:10

I try to stay as organic as possible with all of my plants, including of course the brugmansia. I was wondering if any of you have used the product I placed in the link, or something similar. What is it number one, is this just baking soda? And if you have used it, does it hurt the beneficial insects? Does any one live far enough south that they also have lizards, and does it hurt them at all?
Thanks if you are able to post any reply on this!

Here is a link that might be useful: BI-Carb Anti-Fungal Product

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RE: Natural Fungicide Effects

I've never used it but there's reports about using bicarbonate (potassium & sodium) as a fungicide online. I have no idea if it's toxic to wildlife. I guess if the organism is sensitive to salts it could be a problem but I'm not sure. I've used cinnamon as a spot treatment but am not that impressed with it. Sulfur and copper sulfate are effective but probably toxic to wildlife. I've used sulfur as a spot treatment, especially on things like tubers. I don't use anything for powdery mildew or black spot. Both are very common here but broadcast application of fungicides are needed for control which is one of the reasons I don't grow roses. Even disease resistant varieties seem to get black spot here.

Here is a link that might be useful: bicarbonate

RE: Natural Fungicide Effects

Thank you Karyn. I guess I'd just toss then, because I refuse to hurt a butterfly or a lizard, or even a spider. (unless it's a mite)

RE: Natural Fungicide Effects

You sound like me. The only chemicals I use are Forbid and Fluromite for Broad mites and I'm very careful with them. They are fairly mite and white fly specific. I could never use a broad spectrum insecticide. I pick off critters by hand and rely mainly on beneficial insects and a good blast with the hose.

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