Blight spray

Lincs Lass

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north lincs
Spuds in the garden are just about to flowering stage ,its getting warmer again after the rain so Im thinking its blight spraying time ,,too soon yet or prevention better than cure
 
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Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
I'd get them sprayed as soon as you can, although I'm used to the Northern Ireland climate. I sprayed mine a few days ago and the most advanced are 3 or 4 weeks from flowering.
 

Bogweevil

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Bordeaux mix in 175g

Oh if only - no copper or any other products approved/offered to amateurs nor to organic growers. Yet French gardeners can buy copper products. Potassium phosphate plant tonics might, ahem, promote healthy growth that resists disease.

Better way might be to grow second earlies, in drier eastern regions anyway, they are usually safe in store by the end of August.
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
Oh if only - no copper or any other products approved/offered to amateurs nor to organic growers. Yet French gardeners can buy copper products. Potassium phosphate plant tonics might, ahem, promote healthy growth that resists disease.

Better way might be to grow second earlies, in drier eastern regions anyway, they are usually safe in store by the end of August.
I pick up this today https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ALeKk007CFBeaQwUBUWfN1XMksXN2mvUQA:1592061115137&source=hp&ei=u-zkXvHOBZGPlwT_vJbwCQ&q=vitax+copper+mixture+175g&oq=Vitax+copper+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgBMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgcIABAUEIcCMgIIADICCAA6BwgjEOoCECc6BAgjECc6BQgAEIMBOgUIABCxAzoFCAAQkQI6BAgAEEM6BAgAEApQ2ihY32tgh4IBaAJwAHgAgAFiiAG7BpIBAjE0mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdperABCg&sclient=psy-ab

Then I found this
Bordeaux Fungicide Recipe
All the ingredients are available at garden centers, and the recipe that follows will help with making Bordeaux fungicide. This recipe is a simple ratio formula that most home growers can easily master. Copper fungicide is readily available as a concentrated or ready to use preparation. The homemade recipe for Bordeaux mix is 10-10-100, with the first number representing copper sulfate, the second is dry hydrated lime and the third water. Bordeaux fungicide preparation weathers better on trees than many of the other fixed copper fungicides. The mixture does leave a blue-green stain on plants, so it is best to keep it off any that are near the home or fencing. This recipe is not compatible with pesticide and can be corrosive.

,next I found this
Equestrian use

Hydrated lime is avaliable from builders merchants.

I dare say somebody with a chemistry degree will know if its correct
 

Bogweevil

Member
I pick up this today https://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ALeKk007CFBeaQwUBUWfN1XMksXN2mvUQA:1592061115137&source=hp&ei=u-zkXvHOBZGPlwT_vJbwCQ&q=vitax+copper+mixture+175g&oq=Vitax+copper+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgBMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgcIABAUEIcCMgIIADICCAA6BwgjEOoCECc6BAgjECc6BQgAEIMBOgUIABCxAzoFCAAQkQI6BAgAEEM6BAgAEApQ2ihY32tgh4IBaAJwAHgAgAFiiAG7BpIBAjE0mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdperABCg&sclient=psy-ab

Then I found this
Bordeaux Fungicide Recipe
All the ingredients are available at garden centers, and the recipe that follows will help with making Bordeaux fungicide. This recipe is a simple ratio formula that most home growers can easily master. Copper fungicide is readily available as a concentrated or ready to use preparation. The homemade recipe for Bordeaux mix is 10-10-100, with the first number representing copper sulfate, the second is dry hydrated lime and the third water. Bordeaux fungicide preparation weathers better on trees than many of the other fixed copper fungicides. The mixture does leave a blue-green stain on plants, so it is best to keep it off any that are near the home or fencing. This recipe is not compatible with pesticide and can be corrosive.

,next I found this
Equestrian use

Hydrated lime is avaliable from builders merchants.

I dare say somebody with a chemistry degree will know if its correct

Yes, you can buy the ingredients, but it is not technically legal.
 

Patrick JE

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Location
North Yorkshire
How about this??
 

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Brisel

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Midlands
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Bayer do a blight spray for gardeners. Have not tried it, but it is claimed to be preventative, with some kick back. Not sureof the material

This stuff? These are agricultural active ingredients & it's basically Infinito in a smaller and far more expensive package. My potato agronomy is pretty rusty as I haven't grown them for 13 years. Propamocarb is a systemic protectant. Not sure about the other one nor how much kickback there is but Infinito's label says to stop treating once 1% of the leaf area is infected.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
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This stuff? These are agricultural active ingredients & it's basically Infinito in a smaller and far more expensive package. My potato agronomy is pretty rusty as I haven't grown them for 13 years. Propamocarb is a systemic protectant. Not sure about the other one nor how much kickback there is but Infinito's label says to stop treating once 1% of the leaf area is infected.
I did not google it , just relied on advice from another site.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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