• How to deal with blight?

    Anna Ivanova
    Anna Ivanova
    February 15, 2013
    How to deal with blight?

    Many gardeners are concerned about how to deal with blight. This issue becomes especially acute when brown unnatural spots appear on green fruits.

    To deal with late blight is very difficult, but still possible. There are chemical methods of struggle, as well as home remedies. Each of these methods is able to give a good result and save your crop from inevitable death.

    Home remedies

    • Pathogenic fungi do not like temperature increases, especially above 28 degrees. Therefore, it is useful for plants to sometimes arrange a steam room, closing all windows and doors in a greenhouse. During flowering, this method is not recommended.
    • If the seedlings are already strong, you can pierce the stems with a piece of copper wire at a height of 5 cm from the ground. Copper ions will not allow phytophthora to develop.
    • Sprinkle the tomatoes with freshly prepared garlic extract. To do this, you will need 1.5 cups of grated garlic, 1.5 g of potassium permanganate and a couple of tablespoons of grated household soap.All components are dissolved in 10 liters of water, mix thoroughly and strain. The resulting solution to process the bushes.
    • Phytophthora dies upon contact with the milky environment and microflora, therefore it is useful to do prophylaxis with a solution of fermented milk. Milk is mixed with water in a ratio of 1 to 10, add to each liter 2 drops of iodine. Spray the plants with this solution. Well as kefir, diluted in water in the same proportion as milk, is also suitable.


    • Diseases more difficult to overcome a plant. Therefore it is worth using phosphorus-potassium fertilizers. For 10 liters of water, 2 tablespoons of superphosphate and one spoon of potassium sulfate should be diluted.
    • A couple of weeks before planting it is necessary to spray the seedlings with 1% Bordeaux mixture or fungicide.
    • Copper-containing preparations are good for phytophthora, but after using them, the fruit cannot be eaten for at least 3 weeks. Such processing methods will not work if you grow crops in a greenhouse.

    Remember that the fight with late blight is quite a difficult task. To date, not a single drug has been invented that can cope with this ailment 100%.You should know that as soon as you see fruits or leaves damaged by blight, they should be removed immediately in order to avoid the rapid spread of the fungus.

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