Bordeaux mixture


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Bordeaux mixture

n.
A mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water that is sprayed as a fungicide on trees and plants.

[Translation of French bouillie bordelaise : bouillie, gruel, mixture + bordelaise, of Bordeaux.]

Bordeaux mixture

n
(Botany) horticulture a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime
[C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux]

Bordeaux′ mix`ture


n.
a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.
[1890–95; translation of French bouillie bordelaise]

Bordeaux mixture

A fungicide for plant diseases that was made from cupric sulfate, calcium oxide, and water.
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Noun1.Bordeaux mixture - antifungal agent consisting of a solution of copper sulphate and quicklime
antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide - any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
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The blight responsible for the potato famines in Ireland remains a problem and while spraying from July every fortnight until September with Bordeaux mixture does help, it is probably easier to plant only blight resistant varieties.
WATER newly-sown seed and young seedlings with a liquid Copper or Bordeaux Mixture fungicide to prevent damping off disease.
REMEMBER to water seedlings (especially those just pricked out) with a copper fungicide such as Cheshunt Compound, Traditional Copper or Bordeaux Mixture, to tend off damping off disease.
Spray peaches, nectarines and almonds again with a copper-based solution such as Bordeaux Mixture or Murphy Traditional Copper.
The only sure way of avoiding potato blight is to routinely spray plants with Bordeaux mixture or Dithane (mancozeb) before they become affected.
I always water them in with a copper-based fungicide such as Cheshunt Compound, Traditional Copper or Bordeaux Mixture.
But it was 25 years before the Bordeaux mixture fungicide was developed - too late to stop the ravages of the great hungers of 1845-50.
Instead of waiting for the arrival of blight, spray against it with Bordeaux mixture in July and then once a fortnight until September.