RE: Where to get Captan or other good fungicides?

From: Tom Massey (
Date: Tue Oct 05 1999 - 10:05:02 PDT

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 13:05:02 -0400
From: Tom Massey <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3444$foo@default>
Subject: RE: Where to get Captan or other good fungicides?

I have used Captan outside for Neps and Sarrs. The only problem I have
seen is the tendency to bleach and kill sphagnum. I use it according to
label instructions. I would not recommend using it in a terrarium inside
a house. I found it at a local chain of garden centers called Frank's. I
believe it is labeled for non-commercial fruits and vegetables, so it ought
to be around if you are in the US.

Tom in Fl.

On Sunday, October 03, 1999 3:21 PM, Howie Shen []
> Hi all,
> Well there seems to be a lot of soil-surface fungus or
> mold growing in my Nepenthes pots. They sit in a hot,
> humid tank, so the furry ugly menace is growing faster
> than I can keep in check by simply pinching bits of
> soil out. I've heard that Captan (sp?) is an
> effective safe fungicide for CPs. What common
> nurseries or garden centers carry this product in the
> US? I tried a local Armstrong Garden Center, but the
> lady there told me that Captan was rather powerful
> stuff and seemed to imply that I'd have better luck at
> some industrial nursery. Anyone bought some lately
> and can point me in the right direction?
> Also, are there better alternatives? Is this type of
> fungus infestation a health threat to the plants, or
> is it mainly an aesthetic issue?
> Thanks!
> Howie
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