Fungicide Treatment of Ginger Planting Material for control of Rhizome Rot Disease

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FUNGICIDE TREATMENT OF GINGER PLANTING MATERIAL

For control of Rhizome Rot Disease

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  • FUNGICIDE DIP TREATMENT SHOULD BE DONE ON DRY, SUNNY DAYS
  • USE SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDE  TOPSIN 70% (a.i.  thiphanate methyl ) USE 0.2% FUNGICIDE MIXTURE (=2 TABLESPOONS OF TOPSIN PER GALLON OF WATER)
  • PLACE GINGER RHIZOMES IN AN ONION BAG OR CLEAN FERTILIZER BAG. For fertilizer bag, make holes in the bottom to allow easy draining of water.
  • DIP BAG WITH GINGER IN FUNGICIDE MIXTURE FOR 20 MINUTES
  • MAKE SURE THAT BAG IS FULLY COVERED BY THE FUNGICIDE MIXTURE.
  • MOVE BAG UP AND DOWN IN MIXTURE EVERY FIVE MINURES FOR BEST RESULTS.
  • REMOVE BAG WITH RHIZOMES AND SPREAD ON A CLEAN SURFACE TO DRY.
  • TREATMENT CAN BE DONE RIGHT BEFORE OR FEW DAYS PRIOR TO PLANTING
  • FUNGICIDE DIP CAN BE ALSO DONE FOR PLANTING SETS SELECTED FOR THE NEXT CROP.

HOW TO PREPARE FUNGICIDE MIXTURE

  • Take a small amount of water and pre-mix all the required amount of fungicide in it;
  • Pour fungicide solution in the total volume of water and mix thoroughly at least 5 minutes Add a commercial sticker at the labeled rate for the best results.
  • Prepare fresh stock of fungicide mixture after treating 2000 lbs of rhizomes. If ginger has dirt, fresh solution of fungicide must be prepared more often.
  • Never re-use fungicide solution on the following day.