Basal Rot

Question on herbicide use

A good friend of mine says that she thinks repeated use of Preen has a deleterious effect on her daffodils.  She says she has lost lots of bulbs, and thinks…

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Update on Using Bleach as a Post-Lifting Daffodil Bulb Dip

In The Daffodil Journal, Volume 48, Issue 3 (March 2012), pages 214 – 216, you will find my article on using bleach (sodium hypochlorite) as a post-lifting daffodil bulb dip. …

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Pest Management

August 28, 2012
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Late this past winter, as daffodil leaves of early varieties emerged, I observed an area in one bed where the leaf shoots were misshapen and some shoots were simply missing.…

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diseases and pests

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Friends, When digging bulbs recently, I came upon several bulbs that look like the attached photo.  The central basal plate looks sort of like a cork that has been partially…

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soil testing

Friends, I’ve just returned from taking soil samples to my county ag agent, only to be informed that the only testing will be for N, P, K. What I wanted…

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Flowering rate

October 20, 2011
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Hello All, Every year brings a new challenge and unexpected results. In the over 50 years that I have been growing daffodils seriously something different seems to happen! This year…

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