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jimmy mac
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: regarding potato blight Reply with quote

I have just sprayed my potatoes with dithane for potato blight(hopefully not too late,mind you they look healthy enough) and i have a few questions. do i have to spray now every 10 days or am i safe enough until i get another blight warning.I dont want to overkill on the spray if its not neccessary.also when the plants were just over the ground i sprayed half of the rows with a spray ,i cant think of its name just now.This did a fantastic job in keeping the weeds down .However i only sprayed half of the rows and now the other half are fairly well smothered by now .Is there anything that i can spray now walking through close to the ground to help these potatoes take over or is it a job for me on my knees ?? thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need to get down on your knees to pull the bigger weeds as the stalks will probably out grow the smaller weeds. Spray only when there is a blight warning, no need to spray on a regular basis.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that micheal the instructions from the chemical company says spray every 10 to 14 days.Why wouldt they its to sell more chemicals or is it me being cynical again
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chemical companies are in the business to sell products not to help gardeners, i know from experience.
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