[NAFEX] Fire Blight Pruning Tools?

dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Wed May 28 16:43:08 EDT 2008


Thanks for the link!  I have added it to my resource library.

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Claude Jolicoeur" <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fire Blight Pruning Tools?

> 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?
>>Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

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