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Fungicides Mildew Mould

When faced with fungus/moulds it can get a little bit confusing. Here is a summary

  • How do I to deal with Algae
    • Algae is usually green
    • won't harm plants unless it is really thick so no panic - take away its light and it should disappear. e.g. on Perlite you can use your hands to turn the perlite over and the algae will run out of light - and once plants are bigger they will shade the media
    • In a tank keep the water out of the sunlight and it should go away.
    • If treating it, use Hydroshield
  • How do I deal with Fungal outbreaks on my plants leaves
    • often brown or blotchy
    • reduce moisture /humidity
    • Defuse is a polymer that will suffocate it, used as a food additive it is extracted from fruit.
    • Microkill is a biological which will kill the rot from inside and provide a barrier against infection
    • Silica spray (potassium silicate not silicic acid) is caustic and will kill moulds on contact while supplying plants with Silica and Potassium at higher rates that can be applied through the roots.
    • Other treatments can be used - contact us for advice
  • How do I deal with powdery mildew on my plants
    • Usually powdery white or grey
    • reduce moisture /humidity
    • Other treatments can be used - contact us for advice
    • Silica spray (potassium silicate not silicic acid) is caustic and will kill moulds on contact while supplying plants with Silica and Potassium at higher rates that can be applied through the roots.
    • Microkill is a biological which will kill the rot from inside and provide a barrier against infection
    • Defuse is a polymer that will suffocate it, used as a food additive it is extracted from fruit.
  • How do I deal with bud rot, grey mould, botritis (slimey rot)?
    • Usually eats away at the plant, grey, white, black and can be dry or wet.
    • Defuse is a polymer that will suffocate it, used as a food additive it is extracted from fruit.
    • reduce moisture /humidity
    • Microkill (NO LONGER REGISTERED FOR USE) is a biological which will kill the rot from inside and provide a barrier against infection
    • Silica spray (potassium silicate not silicic acid) is caustic and will kill moulds on contact while supplying plants with Silica and Potassium at higher rates that can be applied through the roots.
    • Other treatments can be used - contact us for advice
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