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Title: Piper nigrum propagation issues
Post by: Kada on June 28, 2019, 09:58:23 AM
Hello all.

A question on infection.

I am familiar with different methods of Piper propagation.  We cant use seeds. Now we are sticking with layering but we keep getting a crippling percent of black rot.  Even on potted plants that i root onto other pots (nodes already have root buds), they start to rot as well...im a bit stuck on why and how to fix it.  Would really appreciate some help if anyone has any experience :)
Title: Re: Piper nigrum propagation issues
Post by: lebmung on July 01, 2019, 08:10:00 AM
Use a copper spray, the problem is bacterial rot.
Title: Re: Piper nigrum propagation issues
Post by: MJS on July 18, 2019, 12:31:22 PM
I too, have had some issues with my black pepper which sound the same.
I took a photo, is this similar to what you are seeing?

(https://i.postimg.cc/18M7NXbf/Resized-20190718-120339-8697.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/18M7NXbf)

I have had the fine coming up on a year now,
I have lost multiple feet from my vines, and lots of leaves.
The problem still seems to be lingering and
I am worried that I might lose some of the new growth to it again in the future.
Title: Re: Piper nigrum propagation issues
Post by: Kada on July 22, 2019, 01:25:45 AM
Great thank you!

That pic looks different than mine.  Mine is always stem rot that works up and eventually out tothe leabes.

Will try the copper.  Cheer :)