Lilies forum: Botrytis

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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Jun 15, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Does anyone spray their lilies for Botrytis? What do you use? Checked my lilies today, One of them I think has it.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 16, 2011 7:13 AM CST

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I'm not big on chemicals. The last few years I have used Neem Oil to protect against aphids and it seems very effective in preventing/furthering botrytis. It has been terribly wet this yet here, so it may have its job cut out for itself, but it most certainly helps. I spray at 5-7 day intervals.
Tracey
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 16, 2011 9:03 AM CST
After raining almost the entire day yesterday, one of my Lilium lijiangense very suddenly shows infection in the upper half of the stem. It must have been initially infected prior to the long rain, as the constant rain would have washed any germinating spores right off the plant. This particular plant is relatively small and would only produce one flower this year, so I am just going to cut that half off. The sun is shining now, so hopefully the wound won't be a new infection point.

Remember to disinfect your pruners if you are working with botrytis.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 16, 2011 9:24 AM CST

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Advice was given to me in my training to disinfect pruners between each individual species you are working with, so I try really hard to do that.
Tracey
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Jun 18, 2011 9:54 PM CST
Tracey, where do you buy neem oil? I too am not big on chemicals but today I noticed a few black bugs (to me they look like red lily beetles but black) on my lilies. I have also found two lilies infected with botrytis and this thread is very helpful. Hurray!
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 19, 2011 5:31 AM CST

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A lot of garden centers carry it. We have a place here called Brew & Grow that has it and that's where I like to get it. It is 100% Neem Oil and I mix it with a bit of mild soap and a gallon of water. There is a 70% Neem product that is easier to find and I have seen that at Jungs here. The big box stores? I doubt it, but I haven't ever checked. The smaller garden centers seem to be the best bet.

Here's the link to Brew and Grow's website. I think the one I get is the best and most economical.
http://www.altgarden.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=3...
Tracey
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Jun 19, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Thanks so much. I will try to find it at the local garden centers around here. If I can't find it, I will order it online. Thanks again.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 19, 2011 8:33 PM CST

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You're very welcome Lily Smiling
Tracey
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Jun 26, 2011 7:27 PM CST
i use a mix of vegetable oil/dishwashing liquid and water- from a recipe on ABC gardener, for 'rotten' aphids,..,.,i use a disolving powder called'mancozeb' ,its an anti fungal ,.,.and i use a dumper bin for amything else which looks diseased,.[pot/soil and plant]all in 1 go
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