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Post by fjrei.. » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00



It could be powdery mildew.  There are several fungicides on the
market that treat the mildew.  I suggest you call your local
cooperative extension agent (check the blue pages in the phone
book , and it might be listed under the name of the state
university in your area that handles the cooperative extension
service) to help you get a good ID of the fungus.  This will help
you pick the right tool to save your plants (powdery mildew isn't
usually fatal, but weakens  the plant to other infection or pest -
I DON"T KNOW ABOUT YOUR DAHLIAS).  It also helps you to avoid
picking a chemical that may be harmful if applied to the wrong
plant.
DO NOT GO TO THE Garden CENTER FOR THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS!
They sell chemicals that you may or may not need.  But they are in
the business of selling Both chemicals and Dahlias.

 
 
 

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Post by brian jone » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00


I have grown Dahlias for a few years but this year a white powdery
deposit has appeared on the leaves. Is there anybody out there able to
help in identifying this problem. This malady doesn't appear to affect
the plant as yet, but it sure looks ugly.      
Ever flowering
Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Liz Albroo » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> DO NOT GO TO THE GARDEN CENTER FOR THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS!
> They sell chemicals that you may or may not need.  But they are in
> the business of selling Both chemicals and Dahlias.

LOL!  The best place for most people to go is a garden center.
They will have an Ortho problem solver book that will make
it quite easy for you to identify the disease.  Yes, Ortho
makes chemicals and garden centers sell chemicals and dahlias.
Neither of those have any effect on your ability to find out
what is causing the problem from the book or from the garden
center staff.

How you choose to treat it, if at all, is up to you.  

Liz

 
 
 

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Post by JIm Lewi » Tue, 24 Sep 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>> DO NOT GO TO THE GARDEN CENTER FOR THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS!
>> They sell chemicals that you may or may not need.  But they are in
>> the business of selling Both chemicals and Dahlias.

>LOL!  The best place for most people to go is a garden center.
>They will have an Ortho problem solver book that will make
>it quite easy for you to identify the disease.  Yes, Ortho
>makes chemicals and garden centers sell chemicals and dahlias.
>Neither of those have any effect on your ability to find out
>what is causing the problem from the book or from the garden
>center staff.

>How you choose to treat it, if at all, is up to you.  

>Liz

 Well, for those who don't like garden centers, there's your county
agricultural extension agent.  And, of course, there's that mostly forgotton
resource, the public library.