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  Re: Rot Prevention
From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2001.12.11 at 13:13:28(7882)
The great thing about hydrogen peroxide is that is a good topical
disinfectant and it is applied, does its thing instantaneously and then
breaks down in the process into water and oxygen. No obnoxious organic
molecules to pollute the environment (or if you are a nurseryman poison
your workers). As far as treating Amorphophalli tubers with it, it is
non specific in its action and will take out the good microflora as well
as the pathogenic organism. It would be ok if you suspect rot problems
are happening or going to happen. However, I would not want to start
wipe out the equilibrium that exists in the Amorphophallus root zone
around the rhizome. If you are going to all the trouble of dipping the
pots in the stuff you might as well just bare root them and store them
in an inert material that does not support rotting. But then again I
don't do much with Amorphophalli and so what do I know.

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead Florida

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