Spraying Ginseng for the Blight
BLIGHT—SPRAYING—I have been raising ginseng seven years and have been successful until last season, when the blight made its appearance. This season we have been spraying with Bordeaux Mixture consisting of four pounds of blue vitriol, and four pounds of stone lime to fifty gallons of wafer. I commenced early, but at the second or third spraying the blight began to appear, and after the sixth spraying I gave it up, as the disease was progressing rapidly. Do you or any of the readers know anything about this disease and how to overcome it?
I cannot see what was wrong that the Bordeaux mixture failed to kill the disease. It was mixed properly, and you say you commenced early. You seem to know how to use the stuff, and it will not be necessary to say that the spraying must be done as soon as the plants make their appearance in the spring, and repeated often, especially early in the season. Of course the roots are good, but you cannot save this year’s plants now. If any of the readers can give any advice, please do so.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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