[nafex] Bentonite Clay

H.Dessureault inter.verbis at atreide.net
Thu May 3 21:09:31 EDT 2001

I saw a television documentary last Sunday on orchard maintenance and the person doing the pruning demonstration was using bentonite clay diluted in water to cover pruning cuts instead of paint or shellac. 
There was no mention of the dilution used per se. It was applied with a paint brush and the clayish liquid was running along the tree. 
I don't see why not. 
Here, it's been very warm suddenly and I had to cut branches yesterday. Today, I saw that the cuts had dried up unusually fast. I could or should have used something like clay.
Hélène, zone 3

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gord Hawkes 
  To: nafex at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 4:55 PM
  Subject: [nafex] Bentonite Clay

  Has anyone had experience using bentonite clay as a part of your spray
  program?  I was thinking that it might prove to be a good sticker then I
  read something about it having anti-fungal properties.

  I'm thinking of using it at a rate of 1 lb per 200 gallons H20 as a sticker
  in my sulphur sprays.  Any comments?

  Best regards,

  Gord Hawkes
  Log Cabin Orchard

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