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Article: Boxwood Blight Invades U.S.: Say it a'int soooooo!!!!

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Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

June 14, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9165351

I have a whole Knot garden with this stuff, in the front of my house.
It has survivied when there came killing freezes in the spring and every body else got thier's killed
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

June 14, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9165377

Mine,Mine, Mine!

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9165694

How awful! I will now need to check my boxwoods. I have enough diseases and plant pests to deal with, and now this! Maybe mine are fine so far.

Karen

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9165931

Hopefully they will find a fungicide thata prevents it SOON!
kentepoz
Malinalco
Mexico

June 18, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9170339

Don't know if it would have much effect, but it wouldn't hurt to try strengthening the plants' immune system by inoculating bushes/topiary with beneficial fungal strains. Commercial Trichodermas might help or a good compost tea on a weekly or bi-weekly basis sprayed on the ground and the entire plant - apply at dusk to give beneficial organisms time to establish during the night.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9175169

Kentepoz, it's interesting that you mentioned those beneficial fungal strains. I was just reading a Monrovia (horticultural company) tag tonight, and that their soil blends are inoculated with mycorrhizae, a natural fungus that strengthens root growth, helps with absorption of nutrients, and helps fight transplant shock. They also include compost in their commercial soils.

Karen

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Other Article: Boxwood Blight Invades U.S. Threads you might be interested in:

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Is this airborne? Liquidambar2 1 Jun 15, 2012 6:20 AM
Horticulturalists that diagnosed blight RichLear 2 Aug 9, 2012 8:26 AM
Blights, Fungi and Invasive Species NordicFletch 0 Jun 18, 2012 10:53 AM
Wow this is what happened to mine lizzytish58 1 Jun 19, 2012 9:25 AM


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