Wally’s Liquid Copper 250ml

$20.50

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Wally’s Liquid Copper 250ml (picture shows 500l but it is 250ml)

Copper has long been a great equalizer against diseases in the garden.

Best used to prevent diseases from getting established, but it does have the ability to overcome some diseases that attack plants, as long as the damage has not become too established.
Wally’s Liquid Copper (A very concentrated emulsion of Copper Hydroxide)
Liquid Copper is more convenient than having to mix a copper powder with water .
It is considered organic and outside of one realising that any form of copper is poisonous to our bodies.Use with a rain proofer such as Raingard and agitate. .
Don’t mix with sulphur, lime sulphur or Surrender.

Coppers are best used for protection against, Downy mildew, Late Blight, Early Blight, Brown Rot, Leaf Curl, Bacterial Diseases and any of the diseases that attack citrus trees.
Use straight after pruning to help prevent diseases entering cuts before they seal.
Use Liquid Copper as the prevention of damage to plants from slugs and snails.
Snails and slugs are molluscs and they wont go near Liquid Copper spray your seedlings when you plant them out.

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Written by Wally Richards

 

Copper has long been a great equalizer against diseases in the garden.
Best used to prevent diseases from getting established, but it does have the ability to overcome some diseases that attack plants, as long as the damage has not become too established.
Copper has been available in two forms for spraying, being Copper Oxychloride and various formulations of Copper Hydroxide, the most recent being ‘Wally’s Liquid Copper’ (A very concentrated emulsion of Copper Hydroxide)
Liquid Copper is Copper Hydroxide in a liquid form which is more convenient than having to mix a copper powder with water .
It is considered organic and outside of one realising that any form of copper is poisonous to our bodies (if one tried to drink it, which according to the experts, it would be very hard to drink, as we would ‘sick’ it out very quickly)
I was given a sample of Liquid Copper and found it was a dream to use, as you just poured the concentrate into your spraying water, with a rain proofer such as Raingard and agitate. Note; I always use warm water in any spray mix as this also makes for easy mixing.
The product is compatible with most garden sprays but don’t mix with sulphur, lime sulphur or Surrender.
It is also best not to mix copper with any spraying oils including Neem Tree Oil as oil tends to reduce the effectiveness of any copper spray. Oils are used for smothering scale, mites and thrips and if any of these are present then it is better to do a separate spray for them.
Coppers are best used for protection against, Downy mildew, Late Blight, Early Blight, Brown Rot, Leaf Curl, Bacterial Diseases and any of the diseases that attack citrus trees.
Use also straight after pruning to help prevent diseases entering cuts before they seal.
For diseases such as black spot, rust, powdery mildew and botrytis use Wally’s Liquid Sulphur as copper does not do much to control these diseases, but sulphur does.
An interesting use of the Liquid Copper is the prevention of damage to plants from slugs and snails.
Snails and slugs are mollusks and they wont go near Liquid Copper (Copper Hydroxide) so if you spray your seedlings when you plant them out, with the product, it will keep the slugs and snails away from them. The spray protection needs to be repeated till the plants are established or as needed.
This is a great plus in my book as pets are not going to be attracted to the copper, as they can be to the poison baits that are currently used.
Now you need to understand that this Copper will not actually kill any slugs or snails unless you spray them directly, instead it creates a barrier that the pests won’t go near. Thus when you plant your seedlings and spray them, ensure a bit of the spray hits the soil around the plant.
You could enhance this by sprinkling something like sawdust, wood shavings or fine bark around the plants and spraying this with the copper also.
Another big use, in the battle against snails, is the small snails that get up into shrubs and plants, simply spray them with the product. If you find the larger snails in waste areas and don’t want to pick them up and squash them, just spray with the Copper.
Wally’s Liquid Copper comes in 250ml concentrate making 71 litres of spray and 375 ml concentrate making 107 litres.
Mixed at the rate of 3.5 mls to a litre of water. (14mls into 4 litres of water)
The cap of the bottle filled can be added to 2850 mls of water for a quick easy measurement.
Add to water for better mixing as opposed to adding water to the copper liquid.
This Copper gives you another safer alternative to harmful chemical sprays. It can be used all year round.
USE WITH RAINGARD at 1 ml per litre of spray to give rain proofing for 14 days.
Wash out sprayer afterwards.

 

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