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germination of azalea seeds using hydrogen peroxide

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  • Tadeusz
    Hello all ; has anyone ever used H2O2 in starting azalea or other seeds ??? have you found whether that use resulted in any promotion of seed germination?? can
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 2, 2010
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      Hello all ;

      has anyone ever used H2O2 in starting azalea or other seeds ???

      have you found whether that use resulted in any promotion of seed germination??

      can H2O2 also be used as a method to control any fungus on those seedlings ?

      any info will be appreciated

      Tadeusz-Lake Michigan Chapter ASA
    • jpbruso@aol.com
      Tadeusz, There is a product called Zero-Tol that is (was?) specifically marketed as a phythophthora remedy. The primary ingredient is concentrated H2O2.
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 3, 2010
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        Tadeusz,
        There is a product called Zero-Tol that is (was?) specifically marketed as a phythophthora remedy.  The primary ingredient is concentrated H2O2.  Though phyth isn't actually a fungus (even though often discussed as such), the effect may work on fungi as well.
        Joe Bruso, Hopkinton, MA
         
        In a message dated 12/3/2010 12:19:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, iltkyao@... writes:
        Hello all ;

        has anyone ever used H2O2 in starting azalea or other seeds ???

        have you found whether that use resulted in any promotion of seed germination??

        can H2O2 also be used as a method to control any fungus on those seedlings ?

        any info will be appreciated

        Tadeusz-Lake Michigan Chapter ASA
         
      • Larry Wallace
        Can H2O2 also be used as a method to control any fungus on those seedlings ? Tadeusz Spores are immune to most everything. Soak the seed in 3 % sugar water
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 3, 2010
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          "Can H2O2 also be used as a method to control any fungus on those seedlings ?"
                                 Tadeusz

          Spores are immune to most everything.  Soak the seed in 3 % sugar water for 24 hours.  This wakes up the spores.  Rinse for 15 to 30 seconds with alcohol, then with H2Os for 5 minutes.

          The option which is rapidly gaining popularity is Vinoxide.  I part hot vinegar to four parts H2O2.


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          Larry Wallace
          Cincinnati
        • Larry Wallace
          www.biconet.com/disease/ztInfo.html The EPA-approved label for ZeroTol lists Hydrogen Dioxide (Hydrogen Peroxide) as the active ingredient, so it s natural to
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 3, 2010
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            www.biconet.com/disease/ztInfo.html

            "The EPA-approved label for ZeroTol lists Hydrogen Dioxide (Hydrogen Peroxide) as the active ingredient, so it's natural to wonder what makes ZeroTol so exceptional.

            ZeroTol uses Hydrogen Peroxide as its base chemistry, but the similarites stop there. Adding Peroxyacetic Acid, along with a proprietary blend of surfactants, stabilizers and buffering agents, results in a chemistry very different from technical grade or food grade Hydrogen Peroxide."


            Peracetic acid is unstable.  It converts to acetic acid (vinegar) and H2O2 and reforms.

            Stabilized PerAcetic Acid is best known as Oxyclean (R)
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            Larry Wallace
            Cincinnati
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