- Lime-sulfur, or a
mixture of calcium polysulphides and calcium thiosulphate is the
product obtained by the combination of lime with sulfur, is commonly
used today to control a variety of diseases such as plum pockets,
black knot, black spot of rose, and a number of raspberry diseases.
- Lime sulfur (LS) is
the only fungicide registered for organic fruit production with
demonstrated curative activity against apple scab, but such activity
against Monilinia fructicola is unknown.
- Varied proportions
of lime and sulfur are mixed in water to get the lime-sulfur.
- Lime Sulphur was
first developed during the mid 19th century to control mildew on
grapevines in French vineyards. From the early 1900’s to the 1940’s,
lime sulphur was used widely and produced on a commercial basis
until it was superseded by newer, more efficient chemicals.
- The Lime Sulphur
mixture produces a certain amount of Sulphur dioxide (SO2) as it
dries (dependent on the ambient temperature, the warmer Lime Sulphur
solution is as it dries, the greater the volume of Sulphur Dioxide
that is produced).
- Lime Sulphur did
not cause injury in plants.
- Lime sulfur spray
is an organically-based substance that is effective in preventing
and curing some fungal diseases of eucalyptus and other trees.
- Dermatophytosis is
the most common contagious and infectious skin disease of cats.
Treatment with 21 days of oral itraconazole 10 mg kg–1 and twice
weekly lime sulphur was very effective, and many cats were
mycologically cured within 3 weeks.
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