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Andrea from Somerville, Ma writes

Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate on Serviceberry Tree

I started using this product today on my serviceberry that is starting to bloom. Last year the orange copper fungus was all over the berries of my serviceberry and the birds didn't eat any berries. I wanted to know, Is this safe around birds?, How often do I apply this for a serviceberry? This is myfirst time using it and I started today as I see the blooms. In in MA. Any advice or reccomendations? I did read the instructions, but it's not enough information. Thank you!


The active ingredient in Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate Octanoic acid, copper salt 10% is known to cause low toxicity in birds. Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate should be applied at a rate of .5-2.0 fl oz/gallon of water per 1,000 sqft. The specific rate will depend on the disease you are treating for.  Best to treat when birds are not present in the area and it has time to dry before they contact treated surfaces.

Answer last updated on: 04/11/2020

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