Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate is mixed at 0.5 to 2.0 fluid ounces (1-4 TBSP) per 1 gallon of water.
Bonide Liquid Copper Fingicide Concentrate is not labeled to be used as a systemic drench. We would recommend using Agrisel BioPhos Pro Systemic Fungicide. It provides preventive and curative control of plant fungal diseases like Phytophthora, downy mildew, powdery mildew, greasy spot, late blight, and more. It is absorbed by the plants through its roots and foliage. The residential/homeowner application instructions are below.
For preventative control of certain diseases in ornamentals. For soil drench, apply BIOPHOS™ PRO Fungicide at a 0.5% dilution. Mix 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) of BIOPHOS™ PRO Fungicide per gallon of water, and apply with a watering can or other device so as to wet the root zone.
We recommend that you treat the cherry laurels (common name for Otto Luyken Laurel) for Coryneum blight (shot hole disease) with Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate.
The Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate label does not list any effects on insects, only diseases since it is an organic fungicide. You may contact Bonide directly at 315-736-8231 for further details.
When you apply Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate will depend on the disease you are treating. If you are treating pine trees for needle blight, then you would apply when new needles are just emerging. Mix at a rate of 0.5 to 2.0 fl oz in one gallon of water, and spray until needles are thoroughly wet with spray. Please see the product label for complete application instructions.
Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate is labeled to treat apples, pears, cherries and blackberries for certain types of diseases and have differnt application times depending on the fruit. The mix rate is 0.5 fl oz to 2.0 fl oz of this product with 1 gallon of water and is most effective when treatments begin 2 weeks before disease normally appears or when there is an expected extended time of wet weather.
For apples and pears to treat Anthracnose, Cedar Apple Rust, Fireblight, Scab, Sooty Blotch, Flyspeck, or Quince Rust - the product label states to apply this product in the dormant period, during bloom, or in-season cover spray applications to treat for Fireblight. It adivses do NOT exceed one application during the fall, (late dormant period)
Other precautions when using on apples and pears is to NOT exceed one application between silver tip and green tip growth stages. This may cause russeting of susceptible apple varieties. Do not exceed 1 gallon of product per 100 gallons of water and for apples and pears, you can repeat application every 7-10 days if necessary.
For CHERRIES Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate will treat Bacterial canker (Pseudomonas syringae), Brown rot blossom blight, leaf and fruit spot, Bacterial leaf spot.
Treaing Bacterial canker - Apply as a dormant spray as buds begin to swell, repeating at the bud burst stage, and weekly thereafter as needed, up to six sprays. In the fall spray again at 10 and 80% leaf fall.
Treating brown rot blossom blight apply full cover spray at delayed dormant (bud swell), popcorn, full bloom and petal fall stages. During wet weather additional bloom sprays may be necessary. Repeat application every 7-10 days as necessary.
Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate is labeled to treat for Blackberries for Gray mold (Botrytis), Mucor fruit rot, Rhizopus fruit rot. Treatment recommendations are to apply at the start of flowering and continue every 7 to 10 days until harvest.
Grape Ivy is also listed on the product label and will help treat anthracnose leaf and fruit spot, Botrytis blight, Downy mildew, Powdery mildew, Rhizoctonia blight. Please refer to page 2 of the product label for application instructions.
The shelf life of Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate is 3-5 years from the date of purchase if kept sealed and stored at room temperature.
Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate is labeled for use on tomatoes up to harvest. Just be sure to wash well before eating.
Like most products, Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate should not be used in temperatures over 85 degrees. We usually recommend that you spray early in the morning or in the evening when the temperatures are usually cooler and the product will have time to dry before temperatures reach 85 or above. Spraying in the heat of the day will cause the foliage to burn.
Bonide Liquid Copper Fungicide Concentrate can be applied up to harvest, just be sure to wash well before eating. Liquid Copper is a fungicide only and should not affect insects like lady bugs.