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Organic options for dealing with rose diseases

Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH (kuska@neo.rr.com) on
Sat, Aug 21, 10 at 10:15

"Q: Do you have an organic suggestion for black spot and rust on my San Francisco-grown roses?"

Question in newspaper article, see link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above


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RE: Organic options for dealing with rose diseases

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 13:34

Didn't read the piece.
But first & foremost is to choose a plant with known resistance, whether you're choosing a new rose to plant or looking for a replacement for a sickly one.


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RE: Organic options for dealing with rose diseases

Homemade baking soda sprays are toxic to soils?? Really? First time I ever heard that!


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RE: Organic options for dealing with rose diseases

The counter ion in normal baking soda is a sodium ion.

"Sodium ion
The roots of a plant can absorb sodium ion and transport it to the plant's leaves. From there, the sodium has nowhere else to go and typically accumulates. For some species, this accumulation of sodium causes no obvious symptoms. For others, especially such woody plants as azaleas, camellias, roses, and stone fruits, necrosis of leaves is a common result. Typically, this manifests as marginal scorching of the leaves or abscission (dropping) of the leaves.

Many species of plants also absorb sodium directly through their leaves, from water present on the leaves (resulting either from rainfall or from sprinkled irrigation water). If a plant absorbs more sodium by this pathway than it can tolerate, abscission of leaves is a common result."

Above quote taken from link below.


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