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I use copper for fungal disease and yes, it is considered organic in it's more basic forms I like [url=https://www.biconet.com/disease/copperSoapFungicide.html]copper soaps[/url], or copper octoanate; there are a bunch out there...

The whole of genus Prunus is fungal prone, so to do cherries is to require a strong back-up and copper has been mine. It helped me stave off a number of fungal issues this year that I could not manage with biologicals alone.

That said, for low level fungii like mildews I find milk and water to be most effective (1:3). Neem can be useful on fungus as well, and I always have some around. Copper is a fall-back for me after I have tried less harsh methods; heavy metals should always be used as little as possible to avoid build-ups (hurting the active fungal side of your soil).

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Scott Reil

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It seems the tree's growth has been stagnant for some time now (maybe two months).... will it come back after the fall if I monitor its health more during the next growing season? Or at this point, is it on its way to.... [gulp] dying?[/gulp]

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Images would be good...[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724]here's how[/url]...

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