Trunk Drenching

Trunk Drenching

Trunk Drenching

PHYTOPHTHORA CONTROL IN YOUNG AVOCADOS

Successful replanting of avocados in phytophthora infected orchards can be difficult at best and at worst up to a 100 % failure rate.

At Sidewinder we have found the following very successful when used on trees from planting stage up till their butts are large enough to inject.
DRENCHING – ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS

Each plant drenched over whole canopy and rot zone  with 20 litres of water mixed with 50ml. of 40 % concentrate pH. 7.2 potassium phosphonate.

Solutions should be applied via a “soft” spray, wetting all leaves and trunk and the root zone.

Images below are of a hass planted in our backyard March 00, at time it had literally no roots, all were black with phytophthora and only 6 leaves, we did it as a challenge and I think we won.

29 July 2000
29 July 2000
8 February 2001
8 February 2001

Warning — Read the pesticide manufacturers label before using with this injector system. It is an offence to use product for a purpose or in a manor other than as stated on that label, unless there is in place a current 24/c permit for the purpose proposed.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE THIS OR ANY SIDEWINDER INJECTORS TO BE USED WITH UNBUFFERED PHOSPHOROUS OR PHOSPHORIC ACID PRODUCTS SUCH AS 0-60-0 AS IT COULD CAUSE SUDDEN FAILURE OF SOME INJECTOR PARTS AND PLACE THE OPERATOR AT RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY.