identifying disease in bulbs and any result of Roundup?

August 14, 2011

Categories: Basal Rot, Bulb Information, Diseases and Pests, Growing Daffodils, Nematode, Weed Control

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Dear daffnet readers, 
I have dug some bulbs (fron raised beds newly made last year) this summer that were diseased, and I was not sure if it was basal rot or nematodes….what I was able to read about these problems – all mentioned "soft parts in the bulbs" – but mine were all very firm.  I found Melissa Reading's postings interesting with the disease I found, because I have mostly hand weeded my beds, but have spot sprayed Roundup in some areas of the beds.   I am relatively new to growing daffodils and would appreciate any advice as to what my bulbs' problem is and how to remedy it.  I will avoid the Roundup in the future, and wondered how long it persisted in the soil.  In closing, I have attached 2 photos of my diseased bulbs.  (I hope I have sized them correctly for the posting to make them easy to view).  Thanks in advance for any help or advice.


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One Response to identifying disease in bulbs and any result of Roundup?

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    August 18, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Jason, what’s the control for bulb mites? I’ve had quite a few bulbs just dry up into crumbly shells this year. Unfortunately including some really nice seedlings.

    Mary Lou