[NAFEX] Fire Blight Pruning Tools?

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Tue May 27 15:51:36 EDT 2008


Bill and others,

I shifted to Lysol this year after reading this:
http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda%20Chalker-Scott/Horticultural%20Myths_files/Myths/Pruning%20tools.pdf

It is written by a Prof at Washington State University, should be serious...

Claude, in Quebec.

At 15:05 2008-05-27, you wrote:

> > How about Lysol spray?  It's very convenient, no spills.
> >
>
>
>I've been waiting for a reply to Mark's excellent question, so I thought
>I'd re-post it. I thought his suggestion of using Lysol spray
>disinfectant on pruners was a great idea - *very* convenient, and easy
>on the pruners. I wasn't thinking about fireblight in particular, but
>the can says it "kills viruses, germs, mold & mildew." Also, that it
>"kills 99.9% of germs in 30 seconds." (Obviously, though, it wasn't made
>for garden implements.)
>
>Re. the active ingredients, it's 58% ethanol and .1% , er,... something
>else (I'm not going to bother trying to spell it). Oh, yeah, and it's
>got a "clean, fresh fragrance." Heh, heh. What more could you want?
>Well, maybe that it would actually work? Does anyone know?
>
>Bill
>Lincoln, NE (zone 5)




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