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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject: Blight control Reply with quote

Well people, just wondering does anyone here use " Bordeaux mixture " or " Burgundy mixture " as a blight control spray ? And how would you rate them ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's starting to be fazed out - check out http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/property/2010/0304/1224265551258.html

Unfortunately options are becoming limited for organic growers other than buying blight resistant spuds and good earthing up/hygiene.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link it's an informative yet worrying read. I'm planting quite a few spuds this year : Roosters, Kerrs pink, King Edward, British Queens, Duke of York, Homeguard and I'm trying unsuccessfully to find some Champions. I was hoping to use copper sulphate but I hear now it's illegal to mix it for home use.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment you can buy copper sulphate mail order from www.fruithillfarm.com or if you're near Kilkenny, Highbank Organic Farm Shop at Cuffesgrange. That's a lot of varieties!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like spudz Laughing Laughing

Thanks again I'll try there so.
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