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Disease Control
**please note that the information provided below is specific to Ohio (zone 5)

See our Frequently Asked Questions below...
Bi-Carb Old-Fashioned Fungicide
  • Controls powdery mildew naturally
  • Potassium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • For use on roses, vegetables, grapes, fruit trees and ornamentals
  • Disrupts the potassium ion balance in the fungus cells, causing the cell walls to collapse.
  • Great for organic gardening

Serenade Garden Disease Control
  • Use on roses, vegetables, fruits, flowering plants, trees and shrubs
  • Controls bacterial spot, powdery mildew, rust, grey mold, leaf blight, scab and more
  • Serenade Garden Disease Control offers you the same effective control used by 1000s of farmers to grow beautiful, disease-free fruits, vegetables and flowers - without chemicals that can be harmful to people or the environment.
  • Completely non-toxic to bees and beneficial insects
  • It is so safe you can confidently harvest and eat fruits and vegetables the very same day they are treated.
  • Unlike sulfur-based disease control products, Serenade Garden is non-irritating to skin and lungs. And, unlike neem oil-based products that can injure plant foliage, there are no weather or timing restrictions limiting its application.

Bayer Advanced Fungus Control for Lawns
  • Cures & prevents common lawn diseases
  • 11.25 pound bag covers up to 4,000 sq. ft
  • Treats Anthracnose, Brown Patch, Copper Spot, Dollar Spot, Powdery Mildew, Red Thread, Rust, Stripe Smut, Summer Patch Or Frog-Eye Disease
  • Systemic fungicide is absorbed by grass and will not wash off
  • Easy-to-use granules
  • Up to 2 months protection
  • Apply product with rotary/drop spreader at rate given on label.  Water lawn after application
  • To treat an existing disease: Apply at first sign of disease
  • To prevent diseases: Make first application before hot, humid weather

Neem Oil
  • 3 products in 1 - fungicide, insecticide & miticide!
  • Natural and organic
  • For indoor and outdoor use on ornamental flowering plants, trees, shrubs, foliage plants, vegetables, fruits and nuts.
  • Controls fungal diseases such as black spot, mildews, rusts and scab.
  • Kills mites and insects including whiteflies, aphids and scale.
  • Can be used up to day of harvest.
  • Derived from the oil of the Neem tree
  • Do not apply to wilted or otherwise stressed plants or to newly transplanted materials prior to root establishment.
  • Do not apply to known sensitive plant species such as impatiens, fuchsia, hibiscus, some roses, ornamental olive trees and some carnation varieties without prior testing.
  • Apply in early morning or late evening only. 

Espoma Earth-tone 3-n-1 Disease Control
  • Contact Killer for both Insect & Mite Pests
  • Controls Black Spot, Powdery Mildew & Rust
  • For indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Where to use: all indoor and outdoor plants, including roses, flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and houseplants.
  • Thoroughly spray all areas of the plant, especially new shoots and underside of leaves. Pests need to be contacted by the spray to be controlled.
  • Diseases controlled: Black spot, powdery mildew, rust, scab, blight, brown rot and leave spot.
  • Insects controlled: Aphids, mites, spider mites, leafhoppers, caterpillars, whiteflies, spittlebugs, mealybugs, scale, thrips, psyllids, plant bugs, lace bugs, fruit flies and earwigs.

Dual Protection Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Insect & Disease Control Concentrate
  • Insect & Disease Protection in one easy step!
  • No spraying... just mix and pour at tree base
  • A MUST for lacebug control on Azaleas and little-leaf Rhododendrons.  Also controls aphids, japanese beetles, leafhoppers, mealbugs, whitefiles and other listed insects.
  • Also controls diseases such as leaf spot, powdery mildew and rust
  • One application protects up to 6 weeks
  • Rainproof protection
  • 23 fl. oz. concentrate treats up to 16 shrubs or 200 sq. ft of a flower bed.
  • Apply April 15th then every 6 weeks throughout the growing season

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. I have a tank pump sprayer that I use for lawn weed killer.  Is it okay to use it for insecticides and fungicides as well?
    The answer is yes and no.  If you are willing to wash out the sprayer with soap and water, and then ammonia and then rinse it, the answer is yes.  However, we would advise one sprayer labeled for lawn weed killer and one for insecticides-fungicides as it is difficult to get rid of 2-4D residue typically contained in lawn weed killers.  This residue sprayed on your plants will distort the growth or even kill your valuable plants.

  2. Powdery mildew is a constant problem on some of my plants such as lilacs and roses.  What can I do?
    Use Bi-Carb fungicide to prevent or even to eliminate mildew.  Bi-Carb is a salt potassium bi-carbonate combined with a spreader sticker and is more effective than baking soda.  It was developed by Dr. Hurst at Cornell University in New York and will actually pierce the cell walls of the fungus cells and "dry them up". 

  3. I do not want chemical sprays on my herbs and other garden plants but sometimes bugs are a problem.  What can I do?
    The use of the following organic products can be used without fear of leaving a chemical residue on the plants that you and your family may eat. 
    Insect Control:  Neem Oil, Insecticidal Soap, Thuricide, Horticultural Oil
    Disease Control: Serenade, Bi-Carb, Bordeaux
    Note that dormant or horticultural oil must be used with caution as it may burn plants if the wrong dilution rate is used.  Bordeaux while not technically organic, is an old-fashioned fungicide that has been around for about 200 years. It consists of copper sulfate salt and lime "mixed" with water.  It cannot be applied with a hose-end sprayer as the lime will not dissolve in water.  Be sure to use a pump sprayer for Bordeaux and agitate it periodically to keep product in suspension while spraying.  The copper portion of Bordeaux will also correct bacterial problems such as fireblight.

  4. Rhododendron will sometimes wilt and die suddenly as though it is dry, but it may not be.  This is caused by the fungus Phytophthora cinnamoni.
    Phytophthora is derived from a Greek word meaning plant killer and the specific epithet cinnamoni refers to the cinnamon color of the bark of the plant near the crown, as it is evidence of the fungus that has entered root systems and has made its way to the crown, cutting off the plant's water supply.  There is no control for this disease once it has entered the root system. 
    Prevention is the key by doing the following:
    1.  Making sure plant has fast, deep drainage; 2.  Avoiding over-fertilizing and injuring roots from too much salt.; 3.  Watering if necessary in drought periods to only once weekly for an established plant as constantly wet soil when soil temperatures exceed 55 F will cause problems.  
    Phytopthera is spread by contaminated splashing water in that the organism needs free water in the soil to move as it has a flagella in order to swim to it's host.  Soil temperatures above 70 F and wet soils favor the disease to infect plants.

  5. For years I have planted impatiens in the same area in front of my home but now they don't seem to want to grow!
    The problem is a classic example of the failure to perform "crop rotation".  Farmers over 200 years ago such as George Washington knew of the importance of crop rotation.  The problems start when a disease particular to that plant (or crop) builds up in the soil overtime in such numbers that they are able to attack the plant and overwhelm it.  Avoid planting the same genus of plants in the same place no more than 3 years in a row which will insure the pathogens do not build up in the soil. Re-planting of the plants could occur after the soil has "rested" with other crops for at least two years.

**Disclosure:  we may not stock the products exactly as pictured.  Products are not guaranteed to be in stock.  We do not ship any of the products listed.


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