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Rick j.

stoughton WI

I read an article called (pesticide effects on soul biology: part 1) this is an excerpt. Fusarium is actually attracted to the increase in glyphosate(round up) concentration in the rhizosphere. Myself, I use alot of round up in my garden, which may be some of the cause of my issues with fusarium.

7/13/2017 1:17:00 AM


Central Illinois

What do you mean by using a lot of glyphosate

7/13/2017 8:34:15 AM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

I use at least 1 to 2 gallons per year

7/13/2017 11:47:32 AM

Linus Van Pelt (Engel Orange)

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Concentrate or diluted :)

7/13/2017 1:02:03 PM


Torrance, Ca.

Knowing rick he's talking 1 to 2 gallons non diluted product. He sprays that stuff on everything!
Fusarium also is attracted to the nitrates like calcium nitrate. That crap eats the stuff I've heard. This is the reason I switched to ammonium sulfate for my N source a couple years back.

7/13/2017 1:19:51 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

I will be looking for a new weed killer with out glyphosate in it to hopefully to slow down the fusarium. If any body knows of a good product please post it. Lol shannon

7/13/2017 1:25:15 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

The weeds might be helpful in keeping from your plant. If there is only pumpkin plant then fusarium has only one way to go. If there are weeds then it has plenty of choices.
If you ask me, the round up might be an accelerator, but its the constant soil moisture that is the real culprit. And pumpkins needs moist soil all the time, perfect for fusarium. And spores have been spread, usually it only get worse.

Removal of the plants and 5 year rest for the soil while you rotate to different soil. If you can't then the battle will perpetual.

7/13/2017 2:19:06 PM


Torrance, Ca.

Rick, tractor, dig out down the 4 feet, take out 389 yards of soil, replace with 9 semi loads of good clean dirt. It worked here on a much smaller scale. I only had to do 180 yards. 4 semi trucks full of good clean dirt.

7/13/2017 7:39:03 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)


I would consider a biofungicide in addition to what you are doing.

7/13/2017 8:21:07 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Using serenade, root sheild, root surge, actinovate, npk microbes, there may be a few other things, just don't remember them all. No issues with fusarium yet. Just about every other thing though.

7/13/2017 9:14:01 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Diquat aka reward might be an herbicide to consider. You have to be even more careful with drift as it will dessicate whatever it hits. You don't have to wait for results the seedlings will die in a few hours. It is like a liquid torch.

7/15/2017 10:43:06 AM

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