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Yes but alcohol is expensive. A gallon of bleach is $.99 at Walmart.
I'm not a fan of bleach odor. But I can try it. Another thing is, I ordered mancozeb, but still take a few days to deliver. Can I go ahead, trim those brown tips, and spray the tree with daconil for now ? I also have neem oil at hand.
 

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@Bonsai Nut 3-5 teaspoons for gallon ? I just received the mancozeb by mail. Concentrate. Label does not say exactly how much I should dilute
 

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Will alcohol do the trick, instead of bleach ?
I just keep a container of disinfectant wipes sitting beside my work table and wipe between each tree, as often as I remember to. Makes it easy and don't have to smell bleach the whole time or worry about spilling it on my clothes..
 

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@Bonsai Nut 3-5 teaspoons for gallon ? I just received the mancozeb by mail. Concentrate. Label does not say exactly how much I should dilute
I go slightly stronger. I use 1/2 Tbl per quart, or 2 Tbl per gallon (6 tsp). It may be because I only have a tablespoon in my gardening area and no teaspoons for measuring :)
 

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I just keep a container of disinfectant wipes sitting beside my work table and wipe between each tree, as often as I remember to. Makes it easy and don't have to smell bleach the whole time or worry about spilling it on my clothes..
I will keep that in mind. Last time I wiped my tools with alcohol. Maybe I need something stronger.
 

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I go slightly stronger. I use 1/2 Tbl per quart, or 2 Tbl per gallon (6 tsp). It may be because I only have a tablespoon in my gardening area and no teaspoons for measuring :)
Thanks ! Now, should I cover the soil area, or that don't really matter ?
 

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Thanks ! Now, should I cover the soil area, or that don't really matter ?
It is a topical - so it only kills fungus it touches. Therefore focus on the foliage and branches. I get a few drips here and there down into the soil, but I have never seen anything negative come of it.

Contrast this to Clearys 3336 which is a systemic and NEEDS to be applied to the soil and taken up by the roots.
 

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I’ve been noticing something similar. No need to start my own thread now.
 

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