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by Michael Anne Foley
on May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Great article! Just what I have been searching for. I would like to edit this article, give you credit as the author and submit it to our local newspaper. So many people stopping by our booths have remarked on this problem. It is satisfying to have something to reply to them! Yea.
by Meredith French
on May 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Much appreciated. I will probably get no fruit this year from either one of the trees.
by Donna P Duerk
on May 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM
I sprayed three times with a copper soap ((Soap Shield) and got pretty good results. There are a few leaves that have the fungus showing (which I have pulled off) and some of the fruit shows damage, but the new shoots are healthy and vigorous and there are plenty of unaffected leaves. I would say I got 95% coverage.
by Emily Shibata
on May 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM
Great to have this information available for future public inquiries!
by Bill Keep
on May 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Since spores splash up onto leaves during rains, last winter I tried covering the area under the trees with newspaper held down with leaves, etc. This worked very well with a new tree, relatively well with a somewhat larger tree (quite complete coverage of the area beneath) but poorly with two large trees. Next spring I'm going to try laying down painters' plastic dropcloths (cheap to buy) ,held down with rocks, to give protection beyond drip lines.They will have to be slit on one side to allow me to spread them under the trees, and that should let rain water flow to the roots, though irregularly.
by Sue Carracedo
on May 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Great information! Now, where can the home gardener buy lime sulfur, and Microcop? local nurseries in my area don't seem to carry lime sulfur. I'm not sure I've seen Microcop, but I may have missed that one. For now, we are stripping the affected leaves and hoping for the best.
by Janet Waring
on May 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Are any of these approved for organic growing?
by Betty Williams
on May 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM
by Elaine M Parker
on May 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Super info--timely and with backup to give us more credibility when we convey needed info to the public. Thank you!
by Win Rogers
on May 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM
many thanks. this is very helpful, well written and SO TIMELY.
by Richard Colbert
on May 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Thanks, I look forward to trying it out.
by jaqueline candelaria
on June 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM
i am planting pepper and its leaves are yellow, what can i do?
by Mary Rand
on January 15, 2017 at 10:05 AM
Hi there,  
I'm thinking about certification for my farm. Can I get certified if i'm using Liqui-Cop as a dormant spray on my fruit trees? My understanding it that it is considered organic, but not on the OMRI approved list.  
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