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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Box blight Reply with quote

Hey, anybody got any info on how to treat this? Ive been using roseclear, is it any use? Any other retail fungicides i could try? Also, can i spray at this time of year?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: BOX BLIGHT Reply with quote

Slash and burn is your only man here. There is no known fungicide that the will kill off the fungus. Google "BOX BLIGHT" and get

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=96

The RHS is the best advice probably in the world.

BTW, as a general rule the coming month is generally a good time for applying anti-fungicides to FRUIT trees. Just before or during bud-burst.

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