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Old 09-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Jeff L14 Jeff L14 is offline
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Impatiens downy mildew problem

Anybody have some insight into practical control of this growing problem? By practical I dont mean spending unlimited funds on fungicides. I know this is primarily a turf site, but surely lots of you guys plant annual color and other important landscape services
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:22 PM
v6rs97 v6rs97 is offline
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Seemed like everyones I saw this year died out too
Tom W.
Long Island, NY
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Impatience is a shade plant that may have been stressed by the sun enough to allow disease to set in... it is a popular potting plant on the hardscapes about the houses and we've not seen a problem at all... I'd look at the environment and watering habits...

Do they get hit by the lawn sprinklers???
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Dr.NewEarth Dr.NewEarth is offline
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Try a table spoon of baking soda/litre of water and spray them.
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