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ALGICIDES: Condensation Drip From Air Cap Insulation Promotes Algae

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago To render drip harmless spray with Physan 20, 1/2 tpg. A79-124 Read More
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SEEDLINGS: Culture

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago For techniques and procedures, culture media, source of supplies, for tropical and terrestrial types, refer to OB11-243 Read More
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BLOOMING TIMES: How to Accelerate Them

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago A lower temperature retards flowering and a higher one will accelerate them by about a week. A81-969 Read More
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BUDS: Turned Black on Cattleya Skinneri After Half-opening

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago Probably caused by too much cold. A76-206 Read More
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CYMBIDIUMS: Fertilizer for Blooms

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago Mix your own 2-10-10: 3.6 lbs. of Ammonium phosphate (16-20-0); 1 lb. Urea (45-0-0); 5.6 lbs. Phosphoric acid (0-75-0); 10 lbs. Potassium sulphate (0-0-50); 30 lbs. water; makes 4.5 gals, concentra... Read More
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BANROT: Can It Be Used in Small Doses with Each Watering?

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago It does no good whatever, because Banrot must be used in prescribed amounts to be effective, usually 1 tpg. A82-1061 Read More
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BEER: As Nutrient Element

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago 1 part to 40 parts water; initial response of plants most favorable; beer and 1/4 strength organic solution made plants prosper at first in normal medium; then white mold appeared caused by yeasts;... Read More
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BLACK TIPS: On New Shoots on Cattleyas

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago If the blackening does not progress rapidly it is probably not due to disease but excessive use of fertilizer. A72-1100 Read More
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BUFFERING: In Potting Mixes

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago While some ingredients in mixes are described as non-buffering, such as Perlite (OR81-221) it is also thought that such is not really necessary in mixes. OA87-205 Read More
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BEST PLANTS: Five More Favourites for a Desert Island

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago Nanodes medusae, Den. fimbriaturn var. occulatum, Coelogyne ochracea, Cym. Bulbarrow 'Will Stutley", Cycnoches chlorochilon. OR86-263 Read More

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