[NAFEX] powdery mildew

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Sat Mar 29 21:25:29 EST 2003

On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 02:06  PM, rooting wrote:
> Baking Soda Spray
> Recipe:  Mix one teaspoon of baking soda and one quart of water in a 
> spray
> bottle.  Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid.  Adding 1/2 teaspoon 
> of oil,
> such as Sunspray Dormant Oil, or even Canola oil may increase the
> effectiveness against black spot and other fungal diseases.  Apply
> liberally.
> <snip>

I probably ought to spray dormant oil on some trees this spring, but I 
know I won't get around to buying the stuff.  Would simply spraying 
with cooking oil do any good?  I generally have corn, olive, and peanut 
oil in the cupboard.  Or would this attract large pests?


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