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Home and Building, Volume 18 Number 1 (June 1955)

[Flower Blight]

page 79

weather condition, such as a long dry season or a long wet one; and (3) A sudden change of temperature.

There is a great need for intensive research in this field.

Flower Blight (Sclerotina Camelliae Hara) is a fungus disease. It is disclosed by brown or blackish spots appearing on the opening flower and spreading on the petals of the flower as it develops. The best control now known is to pick up all old flowers that fall around the plant and remove all affected flowers from the plant, being sure that each and every petal is removed. There has also been some experimentation with a fermate spray, which, however, is rather a difficult process. As to this spray, check with the Department of Agriculture.