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  • Mycostop for home garden

    Created by Felicia Mulley on


    Just got my order of 2 grams of Mycostop, which I had hoped to use to prevent fungal diseases in my home garden and orchard. However, I must say, I concerned about the warnings on the package, I wasn’t expecting that. Do I really need to use a respirator and stay out of my garden for four hours?

    I’m also confused about the application rate.

    I would like to use it as a soil drench, but I’m not sure how to mix it for use in a 2 gallon watering can. The directions mention mixing it first with a smaller volume of water, and then diluting it, but I can’t find instructions about how to do that. What I had hoped to do was mix up a few batches, and water my tomato plants, etc., as usual.

    Any advice you might have in this regard would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Felicia Mulley

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Felicia –

    I wrote the manufacturer for help with your question. Here is their response:

    “All microbial fungicides and insecticides have essentially the same ‘Caution’ language on their labels. She needs to respect that Mycostop is not phoo-phoo dust. Respirator language basically applies to professional applicators.”

    For what it’s worth, I have been told by an EPA officer that even distilled water would need the same scary information on the label if I was selling it as a pesticide, fungicide, herbicide or repellent.

    When applying to home gardens mix at the following rate:

    0.01% = 1g/2.6 gal water as a drench.

    Hope it helps!

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