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Box blight

A client has box blight starting on a couple of the buxus in the garden, I've been reading up on the rhs site, that spraying with a fungicide( which I have in storage) , but it also said about sterilising cutting equipment with bleach, but I was wondering if they is a spray or similar I could store in the van?

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  • PRO Supplier

    Hi Oliver,

    Not specifically for BB but well used in the Arb industry to prevent spread of Chalara, etc: PROPELLAR

    Richard@Progreen

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    • Thanks. Do you send to the Channel Islands?
      Propellar Arboricultural Disinfectant 1 L - ProGreen
      <p>Prevent the spread of devastating tree diseases by using Propellar™ disinfectant.</p> <p>Fungal pathogens which are responsible for the spread of…
  • PRO Supplier

    Hi Oliver,

    Yes we do - all ADR couriers - give us a ring: (01778) 394052

    Richard@Progreen

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    would advise a foliage feed along side any treatment - Top Buxus DOES give a very fast recovery rate to effected box plants -- obviously it doesnt do anything to control the blight other than improve health of said plants and help the customer be blinded by how healthy they generally look 

  • As Dan has said foliage spray is the way to go, early season I start with a seaweed feed which I feel deters it
  • I use a spray bottle with a Jeyes Fluid mix in it. The bottle used to contain Fry-Light, a low-fat frying oil my wife uses. It has a lid and slips nicely into my pocket for sterilising in the field.

    I try to spray the box with a folia feed (top buxus or seaweed) and fungicide a couple of weeks before cutting and another feed a couple of weeks after. As the fungus can enter the plant via cutting wounds within just a few hours I like to spray a fungicide soon after cutting too.
  • PRO Supplier

    Hi Oliver

    If you want to send me an email, then I can forward you a copy of a box blight treatment programme that we have compiled and that has proven to be very successful in several large gardens. This programme makes use of both chemcial fungicide and also nutrition which not only keeps the plants healthy and less susceptible to the disease in the first place, but also, if blight is already present, it will aid the recovery.

    My email is ollie.wright@agrigem.co.uk

    Speak soon, Ollie

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