|Yellow Pump Spray|
Supplies and Tools:
Italics items are required for the organic spray.
2-Quart Sauce Pan (metal or glass)
Baking Soda ARM + HAMMER™, 192 oz
Garlic bulb (grocery or farmer's markets)
Garlic press (pliers with holes for garlic)
Cutting board (plastic or wood)
Knife (if you don't use garlic press)
Spray bottle (Nice for small plants)
Strainer (plastic or cheese cloth)
Stove (heat source)
Water (1-quart to 1-gallon as needed per directions)
- Garlic bulb
- Garlic press or kitchen knife
- Cutting board
- Spray bottle
- Baking soda
- Vegetable oil
- Hydrogen peroxide
Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_7731453_kill-white-fungus-plants.html
Our neighbor, Mrs. Stone had planted four types of Boxwood hedges in their front yard. They chose these plants because they are pest and disease resistant. She used a combination of American, English, Green Velvet, and Wintergreen Boxwood's hedges. Her hedges has white spots on all the leaves. This post shows how to remove these spots organically without having to use expensive pesticides.
This post shows the six steps of how to remove white spots off a boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens) hedges.
Step 1: We spotted the white spots (fungus) on her hedges (Buxus Sempervirens) and at first a water spray was used on the leaves but the next day the spots were still there. "This disease is also sometimes called stem rot, stalk rot, wilt, or head rot."
Step 2: Next, we drove to our local warehouse store to check for an alternative to pesticide. The Home Depot has several organic pesticides. We looked at organic insecticide by Indoor Pharm: Its a Miticide (insect control), and a Fungicide (fungal spores) for $49.95. It was decided that if we could not pronounce the ingredients, we probably should not use it. Mrs Stone wanted an organic solution not a chemical cure.
Step 3: The goal was to create a simple homemade remedy that would cost less than $50.
Step 4: Organic cures were most of the items could be found in a home.
Step 5: The three sprays used were Garlic Tea Spray, Baking Soda + Vegetable Oil Spray, and 1 % Hydrogen Peroxide spray. The exact formula is located here. Several gallons of each spray was made for easy application. The first spray Garlic tea was applied to the entire shrubs until very wet. The second spray, Baking Soda + Vegetable Oil Spray was not applied until the shrubs were completely dry. The last spray was 1 % Hydrogen Peroxide spray applied as a final solution. This procedure took over three days to accomplish.
Fig.1 shows the first treatment of Garlic tea that was sprayed on the hedges, make sure the hedge is completely wet and dried before the next application.
|Fig.1 Boxwood Evergreens |
Shrubs - Leaf spot sprayed
with Garlic Tea Spray
Fig.2 shows the second treatment of Baking Soda + Vegetable Oil Spray.
|Fig.2 Second Treatment of |
Baking Soda + Vegetable Oil Spray
|Fig.3 Third treatment of|
1 % Hydrogen Peroxide spray
|Fig.4 Pump hand spray|
|Fig.5 A Happy (boxwood)|
With No White (fungus) Spots
Step 6: Notice above the top of the plant has new growth with no spots. This job is finished and now Mrs Stone is enjoying her hedges again without unwelcome fungus. Large amounts of baking soda is only available during Summer at most retailers.
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