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Clearys 3336 WP Question

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Forrest, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I mixed up a batch of this stuff to use last Thursday. When I went to use it my injector was clogged, and I couldn't deal with it at the moment. I kept the concentrate and would like to use it tomorrow morning.

    Does anyone know if this is ok? Once mixed does this have a shelf life?
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    The label says nothing about how long a mixture will last. It does repeatedly state that the product be suspended in the water when applied, though. In other words, agitate the concentrate pretty well before pushing it through your system.
     
  3. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    thank you. I will spray it tomorrow morning.
     
  4. LynneTyson

    LynneTyson New Member

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    I have use week old mixed Clearys and it seemed to work just fine.
     
  5. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Forrest where did you buy yours? On the net? I need to get some but I'd prefer to buy a small bottle of it, not a huge amount.
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Candace, a friend who purchased some and gave me some of his. It is really pricey stuff. Sadly, what I just mixed up is the last of it.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know how long the mixture will work, but I have been warned to keep the unused powdered form very dry to preserve it, so would assume there is some degradition over time. I have used 2 to 3 day old mix with no harm to the plants (seedlings) but I'm not sure it was effective since I did have heavy loses.
     
  8. abaxter

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    I keep Cleary's mixed up all the time in a one gallon pump sprayer and it stays effective
    for a looooong time. I just have to remind myself to shake the container really well before drenching my mounts.
     
  9. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    what is clearys?
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It's a fungicide that's safe for use with orchids.
     
  11. Frogstofall

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    I've noticed that it does stain pretty badly. Anyone else get this problem?
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I've not noted staining being a problem.
     
  13. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    The Cleary's I have is a thick tanish-whitish liquid that makes a thin milky white solution when mixed. Never leaves a stain but sometimes it leaves a light white residue sort of like hard water residues but more easily washed off.
     
  14. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    all i could find on a quick read through of the label is that it says "For best results, use spray mixture the same day it is prepared."
     
  15. Frogstofall

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    I guess this is pretty much what I'm experiencing. It does come off after a while.