Re: [gardeners] Fundicides

Dan Dixon (
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 05:00:52 -0500

Yeah, I have seen something like fly speck on peppers; tiny dots in a
circlular shape. Never seemed to cause much problem for us, though. Usually
only affects a few fruits. Maybe you're in a wetter/cooler locale, or in a
greenhouse (how'd you get peppers this early anyway?). BTW, Fungonil is
clorothalonil, probably same basic formula as Daconil. I wonder why Bonide
says it's ok for peppers while Ortho says it's not. Strange.

Too bad your state/county doesn't permit you more leeway in your choices.
What's up with that, you in California or something? ;)

Dan Dixon

> Thanks for the try,  My County agent says All I can use is copper or 50/50
> copper and mancozeb.
> This stuff is not available to me without a pesticide applicators permit.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Peppers:  captan (Captan, Maestro); copper hydroxide (Champion, Coppercide,
>> Kocide); tribasic copper sulphate (Basicop, Copper 53); thiram (Thiram
> ST);
>> zineb (Zineb)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Bonide Chemical finally came up with a close match  called "Fly Spec
> Disease"
> Normaly a disease of Apple fruit. I have seen it on an apple tree I planted
> many years ago.
> I did find some pic's on the web of this disease on hibiscus.  Very close,
> spots a little larger.  But it was on leaf margins on the outer 1/2 of the
> leaf.
> Bonide recommended Fungoil which is a legal chem for homegrowers.
> Thanks for your thoughts
> Byron