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    Help! There's a fungus among us! Been treating with neem oil but think I'm gonna have to go with some heavier artillery. It's spreading too much! Can I have a suggestion on what to use please?

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    If you want to go with synthetic chemicals and are not concerned about residual toxicity, look for thiomyl - it's the generic version of Cleary's 3336. Use at 1 tablespoon/gallon.

    If you want to go with an ecologically friendlier approach, Concentric Ag's Inocucor Garden Solution is the way to go. It consists of several, cooperating consortia of beneficial bacteria and fungi that "infect" the plant and any medium, killing the pathogens, secreting antibiotics to reduce or prevent future infections, and secreting plant growth stimulating hormones, to boot. 3 Tablespoons per gallon, thoroughly wetting the plant, roots and medium. Reinforce that daily for 2-3 days, then after that, use it once a month as a probiotic/preventive treatment.

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    Thanks so much Ray! Placed an order.
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    Neem oil is to kill insects - it works by bridging across the spiracles through which they obtain oxygen . No good for anything else ( except bunging up your sprayer when it dries out and turns to wax ).
    But where is the fungus ? I can't see any ! Those slightly darker patches on the older leaves, not the new ones - could be any of several things, but a source of worry is not in that list.

    ( for Sheryl and other well-wishers - my wife is expected to be out of hospital in a few days now... after 5 weeks. Hallelujah ! )

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    Thank you Geoff! And what fabulous news! I am thrilled for you and your wife. Enjoy one another
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    ( for Sheryl and other well-wishers - my wife is expected to be out of hospital in a few days now... after 5 weeks. Hallelujah ! )
    That's wonderful news Geoff!

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    Great news


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    Good news, Geoff.

    WOW! 5 weeks! First, it's terrible that she (and you) has had to endure that, but by contrast, here in the US I'm sure the insurance companies would have insisted she be out of there in a matter of days.

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    I'm so happy for you, Geoff! Great news!

    And, I agree with Geoff, Sheryl, the new growth looks healthy.

    Cheers,
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    Actually Geoff, I went out and looked at my organic fungicide ingredients and there's only .9%neem oil ) Thanks again for the heads up on what neem oil is for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Neem oil is to kill insects - it works by bridging across the spiracles through which they obtain oxygen . No good for anything else ( except bunging up your sprayer when it dries out and turns to wax ).
    But where is the fungus ? I can't see any ! Those slightly darker patches on the older leaves, not the new ones - could be any of several things, but a source of worry is not in that list.

    ( for Sheryl and other well-wishers - my wife is expected to be out of hospital in a few days now... after 5 weeks. Hallelujah ! )
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    Thanks Bruce. I'm a bit nervous though because those spots have spread from one orchid to a few of them. Even one of my most frequent Vanda bloomers has now lost all but 3 leaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I'm so happy for you, Geoff! Great news!

    And, I agree with Geoff, Sheryl, the new growth looks healthy.

    Cheers,
    BD

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