Description of Disease:
Tumor like growth on canes or roots, most often found on bud unions.
A Bacteria which enters plant thru cuts or wounds, caused by dead soil,
eco-system, chlorinated city water, using high nitrogen fertilizers (urea based), poor
health of plants due to improper nutrition, spreads from contaminated tools or soil,
planting wrong variety / wrong location.
Remove affected areas of plant, sterilize tools after use
(use 1% bleach solution), use soil sulfur to acidify the soil
and to provide sulfur to the soil., apply compost and mulch
over. Use a Garden Filter when watering to reduce chlorine in
soil. Use Bacterial sprays such as Nitron A-35, Shure Crop,
Superseaweed, Agri-Gro etc. Spray a fungus spray such as garlic,
add 5 drops garlic oil to 1 quart water, add 2 drops Dr. Bronners
Peppermint soap (as wetting agent) or you can use Jungle Rain
and 5 tablespoons baking soda. Compost tea spray will also encourage
beneficial bacteria. See compost tea page. Compost
Short Term Solutions:
Composting/mulching several times per year, controlling water thru soaker or
drip systems, using a garden filter when ever possible.
Use no chemicals, no high nitrogen , use animal manures, use
only organic fertilizers, use only natural sprays mentioned
in this book. Compost compost compost! Compost
Production Dept see also rock dust dept Rock
Long Term Solutions:
Proper composting and mulching is important, soakers or drips system used
best with inline feeder systems, use beneficials (like beneficial nematodes), use only
organic fertilizers (buy or make your own), use natural foliar mentioned in this book,
encourage earthworms, companion planting.
The Invisible Gardener
This page was last update on:Saturday, 01.10,.2013
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