So your recommending treatment of disease after pin point diognosis rather then Preventative treatment with a broad spectrum fungicide? That’s what I took from your postThis post has a bad underlying assumption: the multitudes of different remedies in the marketplace are not effective enough to warrant his use. The only way to surely cure an ailment is to diagnose it and treat it accordingly, all independent of how we wish the world would be. Keep your copper and Neem, just in case an ailment requires it. In the meantime, diagnose each new affliction and treat it with what is appropriate.
Systemics are treatment not preventative.Preventative treatment is left mostly to systemics. There are some, even lots of recurring problems that are sprayed for every season, like anthracnose on Cornus florida or I forget what Crab-apples get every year, and they need to be sprayed by mid June (here, in Detroit), but you don't spray the whole forest. But again, each problem is a separate problem, dealt with individually. You can use copper and neem in lots of situations, but individual species get different diseases and pests and there is no good shotgun approach.
They are precisely preventative, anticipatory, or proactive. They may not prevent want you want prevented, but that's different. Strategic verses tactical. Spraying is treatment.[/QUOTE
They have spray systemics so is it then a proactive treatment? I don’t know buddy... your confusing the hell out of me and I spray and apply pesticides and fungicides for a living