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Plant fungus is more easily controlled by using preventative measures. If your plants or vegetable crops have become infected with fungi, however, you can kill it with a fungicide. Common types of fungus seen on plants include powdery mildew, leaf spot, blight, root rot and white mold. Although some fungal infections do little damage to plants, others that are left untreated can lead to the death of the plant.

Always when someone uses chemical fungicide is on risk of intoxication; even while using googles and gloves. And the worse is that leaves you away for several days.

This solution is completely safe, controls pests, parasites, fungus, bacterias and some other diseases; having the possibility to be used not only on plants but animals and humans (I have already proved that!!) .

Ingredients & material:

-700 ml. Methanol(30%) or distilled water

-55 gr. Neem leaves or oil (55%)

-15 gr. Cinnamon (15%)

- 1 1.5 ml. Glass bottle (preferably amber)

- 1 Bottle with spray.

Optional:

-50 gr. Diatomaceous earth

Step 1: Let´s Begin.....

It´s necessary to prepare a tincture to concentrate the active substances that repel and kill. for that:

1. Pour the water or methanol into the glass bottle.

2. Crush the cinnamon, and put it all inside the bottle. 3. Do the same to the neem leaves or por if it´s oil. Till now,

it´s an easy and fast process; but it´s not ready yet......

4. Write the date on the bottle and rest the bottle at least for 1 month. This will help the ingredients to realease the actives and concentrate in the liquid.

Optional ingredient: "Diatomaceous earth"

5. Dilute the diatomaceous earth on the solution as an extra for hard dying pests (ants, cockroaches, termites, caterpillars, spiders, etc.)

6. Fill up the spray bottle and store in a fresh place.

How to use: Apply all over the leaves, stems, trunk, and if necessary on soil; specially on the zones that seem affactected. If the mixture contains "neem oil" don´t apply on earth (this will cause a waterproof soil and roots ).

WHY is this so effective........

CINNAMON

As rooting agent:

Cinnamon as a rooting agent is as useful as willow water hormone rooting powder. A single application to the stem when you plant the cutting will stimulate root growth in almost every plant variety. Give your cuttings a quick start with the help of cinnamon powder. Pour a spoonful onto a paper towel and roll damp stem ends in the cinnamon. Plant the stems in fresh potting soil. The cinnamon will encourage the stem to produce more stems, while helping to prevent the fungus that causes damping-off disease.

As fungicide:

Damping off disease is a fungus-based problem that hits small seedlings just as they begin to grow. Cinnamon will help prevent this problem by killing the fungus. It also works with other fungal problems exhibited on older plants, such as slime mold and with deterring mushrooms in planters.

NEEM: It´s an effective fungicidal that won't affect the fruits or vegetable crops in any way. The fruits and vegetables are safe to consume and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Neem oil as a safe product to use in agriculture. Neem oil is used in shampoo and soap formulations and is generally safe for both humans and household pets.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas. Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth's crust by weight. Various forms of silica include sand, emerald, quartz, feldspar, mica, clay, asbestos, and glass. Silicon, a component of silica, does not exist naturally in its pure form. It usually reacts with oxygen and water to form silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide has two naturally occurring forms: crystalline and amorphous.

Sources:

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/inf...

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/degen.html

<p>Another suggestion might try adding Equisetum sp. tea, I've used this <br>effetively to surpress powdery mildew on grapevines (It seems to <br>strengthen the plants cells reducing the affected area on the plants). As far as I know this is most effective if you apply directly on the leaves before the mildew actually manifests itself. It's not a cure, just makes the plant more resilient.</p>
<p>So, it can be preventive?, in this case, the solution eliminates effectively the fungus in a few days, but I think that would be a great idea to continue the treatment and care with your solution, increase the deffense so never happen again!!!</p>
<p>More or less. the problem with these fungal infections is that they are <br>usually there for a reason. might be something like poor ventilation, <br>high humidity or just a weak plant. untill you resolve these issues the <br>infection will return sooner or later. also, because the the difference <br>between leaf cells and fruit. the equisetum wont work well on fruits. so<br> the plant might look healthy but its possible the fruit still gets <br>affected. this was at least the case for the grape but we didn't do <br>anything else to fight the fungus so your solution might be viable <br>still.</p><p>By the way, this spray might also be worthwhile using on pests like mites and aphids, I know Neem oil is also used for that, and cinnamon is also something most insects don't really like. (I think it's used as a contactspray witch requires full coverage on the plants/bugs, also when dealing with mites its important to spray several times within a few weeks to make sure all generations are gone.)</p>
<p>I would like to add another recommendation for you to try: fenugreek. Fenugreek has been found to have potent anti-fungal properties. Paper infused with fenugreek can inhibit mold growth on produce wrapped in it for surprisingly long periods of time. Try it out.</p>
<p>Oh really? I knew it was for human use, I&acute;ll try it!</p>
<p>Nice gardening tips.</p>

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