Foliar sprays for cut flower production

Farmer: Jessica Gale

Farm: Sweet Gale Gardens

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Disease & Pest Control 

Ecological cut flower growers are more limited in the their options for managing pests and disease pressure. There is anecdotal and observational information around the use of organic foliar sprays, but quantitative data is lacking. To generate robust data for herself and other growers, Jessica Gale tested the efficacy of a nutrient foliar spray and an anti-fungal spray on two flower varieties.