Suppose I told you there was one ‘fungicide’ that was completely organic, absolutely safe, could be safely applied to pistils, or ANY stage of growth…right up until the day of harvest…in fact you could use a dilute concentration to replace Hydrogen Peroxide in you post harvest bud wash, preventing mold from forming during the cure…
Now how about I tell you it will kill ON CONTACT… WPM, Alternaria, Septoria Leaf Spot, Rust, and yes even the greatest ravager of all BUD ROT (Botrytis)…In fact it will kill on contact any pathogens. Even viruses.
Well, if you believe all that, let’s push credibility here. It’s 800X more powerful than bleach. You produce it in your stomach, it’s transferred to your white blood cells and your white blood cells have been killing pathogens in your blood with it everyday of your life!!!
We’re talking about Hypochlorous Acid (HCO).but certainly not ALL HCO!
We are looking for the HIGHEST concentrations, so that we can diluted it, to offer a range of strengths, to economically treat all circumstances.
We’re going to be looking at 3 products that fit this criteria. You can do your own searches. We want a MINIMUM of 200ppm (0.020% HCO). This strength will not offer many effective dilution ratios but WOULD BE VERY EFFECTIVE used straight!
BEWARE: Check the label carefully…many brands use a combination of HCO with Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)…great for hard surface sterilization and used often in hydroponic systems,
NOT SUITABLE FOR FOLIAR APPLICATION!
Another warning for you! You are going to read about ‘proprietary’ methods. Sorry, it’s all bullshit !
There is only one way to produce HCO, if the concentrations of HCO are the same…they are indeed identical.
So let’s get to it! Here are the 3 products available for our review:
FloraFlex Root Drip 0.056% $53.99/Gal Agrowlyte 0.046% $54.99/Gal Danolyte 0.046% $39.99/Gal
Here’s another interesting fact for you!!! A great member on another forum was sent an email by the manufacturer of Agrowlye that incidentally revealed a little TOO MUCH information!
Danolyte and Agrowlyte are exactly the same material made by the same manufacturer…two different labels. Why? They wanted to compete in the commercial disinfectant market, and to do so it had to be competitively priced! So why not introduce it to the nursery/cannabis market with a different name and ummmm higher price?
No brainer…buy DANOLYTE ! If you have, or use FloraFlex RD, you can gain some economic benefit by diluting it back to the 0.046% concentration by adding (R/O or Distilled) water only…at time of use.
I will provided the dilution factors to convert 0.056% to 0.046% in a following post.
Before I’m going to come on here with any recommendations, I am going to have to be convinced of PLANT SAFETY (including pistil applications) at FULL STRENGTH. Fortunately for me, Ravenchief had some FloaFlex on hand, and also some powdery mildew!
The test was performed with FloraFlex diluted back to the 0.046% concentration (per my dilution ratios posted later) and applied FULL STRENGTH on some outdoor plants.
IMPORTANT: When treating WPM with your HCO. The HCO kills the fungus on contact. You’re going to get up the next morning and SEE it looks just like it did BEFORE you sprayed! Another insight for you…almost all fungicides are formulated with an oil or ‘solvent’ (surfactant). When you apply to your WPM the fungi mycelium absorb this oil and become mostly transparent to the eye!
Human nature being what it is…If you can’t stand seeing those white smudges still on your leaf, simply take a tissue or soft towel wetted with a little dilute H2O2 and wipe them off!! They won’t be back!
Truth of the matter…the dead fungus will naturally decompose over time on it’s own. LOL, so you can
test your willpower either way and I won’t judge!
I am going to provide a Agrowlyte label with differing dilution ratios for different circumstances. These dilution ratios would apply to all 3 products we are reviewing …again because they are all ending up the same strength 0.046%…
Are you in an isolated area where these strengths aren’t available…bum f*** Australia for instance??? MAKE YOUR OWN with a Hypochlorous Acid generator! If you can afford distilled or R/O
water and table salt. I told you it was a simple molecule!!! I will post a link at the very end of this thread!