Bright orange dust covers underside of leaves, leaves can get
misshapen, turn yellow and die
LOW BRIX ALERT
Low Brix Level (Brix level below 8 will be more likly to get this. Brix level of 4 or less will definetly have this disease). Each plant has the perfect disease free Brix level.
Dead soil over fertilized
Chlorinated by city water
Pesticides, promote diseases while killing off beneficial
This Fungi (spores) are found in the soil and over
winters in plant debris
Spores are spread by wind, infected tools, pest vectors, over head
watering and from infected plants. Cannot be composted out
Cultural problems such as fog or oter environmental conditions.
Plant is locate near a lwan or a sprinkler or some other type of over head water source.
Raise Brix level. By raising Brix, disease will not be able to eatablish itself.
One of the fastest way to raise the Brix level is by nutritional spraying. You can add the nutritent to the diease control spray. For example you can spray garlic and Superseaweed togther. This will kill the spores while at the same time raise the Brix of the plant. The Brix will not stay up for long, maybe a day or two and will return to its previous level and maybe a little higher depending on how well the plant usues the nutritnts. Read Brix for more info and Free EBook.
Baking Soda/Seaweed Spray, see baking soda page
Bacterial spray (Superseaweed for example) ,
Compost Tea spray, see tea
Tea 48 hrs
Milk spray, see milk page
Rock Dust Tea spray, see rock dust tea page
Garlic or Vegetable Oil spray, see garlic page
Horticultural Ultra Fine Oil, see oil page Eco-Oil
Immediate removal of infected plant parts.
Cleaning of tool (use either OTKO, alcohol or H2O3).
Application of Compost/Mulch
Controlling overhead watering, keep water below ground. use a soaker system covered with mulch.
Controlling pest vectors such as ants/aphids. pest helps spread diseases. Keep ants under control.
For more methods to controll:
Long term solutions
use certified seeds
preferable citified organic.
or see my seed store
plant resistant varieties.
grow local seeds.
debris removal and destroy
soaker or drip systems
regular applications of compost/mulch
zero use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides.
apply rock dust
learn how to use a Refractometer to read the Brix level.
SuperSeaweed Micro, Grow and Bloom.™
An invention of mine, is a result of many years of
experimentation and assimilation of my mothers knowledge as well as from my
own experiences as a gardener. I like to call SuperSeaweed a
“micro-biological activator”. In simple terms, it is a special blend of five
different types of deep ocean seaweed, chosen for its purity and for its
special bacteria. Here is a list of the bacteria I add to make Superseaweed:
Endomycorrhiza: Glomus intradices, G. aggretaum, G. mosseae; Ectomycorrhizal
fungi: Pisolthus tinctorius,Rhizopogon villosulus, R. luteolus, R.
amylopogon,R. fulvigleba, Humic acid from leonerdite. Each seaweed, being
from a different part of the world, contains its own special bacteria and
its own special minerals as well. Blending these different liquid seaweed's
produces a complete bacterial and mineral ‘soup’. To this mixture I have
added rock dust, which increases mineral content such as calcium, iron, etc.
I also add activated Willard Water (TM), Nitron A-35, and Agri-Gro (TM). SuperSeaweed
Bloom is a special blend of liquids that encourages your plants to Bloom
Contains calcium, iron, manganese, zinc and all other micronutrients. Use for clacium,iron, manganese, and/or zinc deficiencies. Use 1/2 oz per gallon of water, depending upon crop. Or use about 1 qt per acre.
A stimulant to plant growth. Use in conjunction with other organic fertilizers as a soil drench or foliar feed. Natural enzymes, hormones, vitamins, amino acids, nutrients, sugars, plant acids and surfactants encourage compact growth, nutrient uptake, increased yields, and enhanced flavors. Derived from oat bran, kelp, wheat malt, molasses and yeast. Use 1-4 tbs/gallon of water, depending upon need.
Created by The Invisible Gardener and continuously improved upon with over 37 years of research and grower trials. Formulated to increase Brix (or sugar content). Raising Brix levels brings quick & dramatic production benefits. Insect and disease reduction for aphids, leafminers, flea beetles, whiteflies, spider mites, caterpillars, powdery mildew, botrytis, brown rot, anthracnose, shot hole and other fungi. High Brix also helps crops deal with climatic and other stress, and maintain its quality during post-harvest handling. See More INFO here
Green Glacial Rock Dust
Mined Trace Minerals
A natural mineral product produced by thousands of years of glacial
action. A wide variety of rocks containing a spectrum of trace minerals are
collected and pulverized by the expansion/contraction action of the glacier.
From Canadian moraines, this product replaces key soil elements, reversing
soil depletion. Excellent source of readily available calcium, iron,
magnesium and potassium pluce trace elements and micronutrients. Increases
phosphorous availability and improves CEC. Apply 10-20 lbs per 1000 sq ft or
500-900 lbs per acre annually or as desired.
One of my favorite Rock DusT:
Azomite (44 lb) Micronized
Trace Mineral Amendment This natural fertilizer (described in Secrets of the
Soil as "rock dust") is actually an ancient deposit of aluminum silicate
clay and marine minerals. In use for over 50 years as a source of available
potash (0.2%) and over 50 trace minerals, including calcium (1.8%), sodium
(0.1%), and magnesium (0.5%). Apply at .25-2 tons/acre, or .25-2 lb/10 sq
ft. Use as an annual top dressing on citrus trees, where soil pH is 6.5 or
lower, at 5 lb/tree, or 15 lb on blight-stricken trees. Azomite can also
used in animal feeds at a rate of 0.5% of feed mixture, as a trace mineral
supplement and a natural anti-caking agent.
use the pelletize one for easy of use.
See Rock Dust for more info and resources
The Invisible Gardener