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  Nematodes
From: Kiehlmann at gmx.de on 2006.03.28 at 01:27:12(13995)
Hallo all,

some of my Amorphophallus-tubers are infected by nematodes.
I know that I shall treat them with Temik. But I have no idea
how to dose Temik.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
Margret Kiehlmann

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From: "Denis Rotolante" denis at skg.com> on 2006.03.29 at 09:00:28(14003)
Margaret:

Temik is very toxic systemic. In the form I am familiar with it was a
pesticide which is carried on a seed grain and the grain carrier is
applied to the surface of soil and watered in so it can leach out into
the soil and then into the plant roots. I haven't used it in 30 years.

The rule of thumb here is that you must follow the label directions.

I would think the only way to apply it to amorphophallus tubers would be
to wait until the plants are in strong rapid growth with a good root
system and then dose the soil with an appropriate amount. It should be
absorbed into the roots and tuber thus killing any nematodes and any
thing else in the soil.

Denis

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From: "Derek Burch" derek at horticulturist.com> on 2006.03.29 at 11:12:51(14008)
Margret, I have not been able to find the German regulations concerning
Temik, but in the US you would not be allowed to buy it since it is so
extremely toxic. If you can get it, the package will suggest the dose and
you should follow directions very closely, taking every possible precaution
while you are applying it, including whatever it takes to keep it out of the
groundwater.

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From: "?goston J?nos" agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.03.31 at 04:46:24(14044)
Dear Margaret,

I had some nematodes here in Hungary some years
ago, but I didn't know how to kill them. So I get the plants out od the soil,
cut out the infected parts with some healthy looked parts, cause we learened at
the Uni that they are eating and living on the border of the healthy and
rottened part. Then I dryed them off. The ones in the growing season could be
immersed in bleachy water. 1%, but it is just recommended to cheap plants. The
expensive and sensible ones can be damaged or killed!

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From: Kiehlmann at gmx.de on 2006.04.29 at 03:58:59(14117)
Thanks to all, who replied to my question about Temik.
Thanks to those, who replied by private email, too.
On your recommendations I decided not to use Temik.

Best regards
Margret Kiehlmann

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