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Impatiens downy mildew problem

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Jeff L14, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Jeff L14

    Jeff L14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    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
  2. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 234

    Seemed like everyones I saw this year died out too
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    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???
  4. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Try a table spoon of baking soda/litre of water and spray them.

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