Altered Sugars as Antifungals?

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"Nonionic surfactants are now being researched in relation to controlling fungal infection, especially in hydroponic systems. When a fungal zoospore is coated with a nonionic surfactant, it does not function well. Dr. Ann Chase (pathologist at the University of Florida) and others are currently reviewing the effect of these products on fungi."

Anybody read anything on this? I would love to follow the topic as they work it out.
 
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"Nonionic surfactants are now being researched in relation to controlling fungal infection, especially in hydroponic systems. When a fungal zoospore is coated with a nonionic surfactant, it does not function well. Dr. Ann Chase (pathologist at the University of Florida) and others are currently reviewing the effect of these products on fungi."

Anybody read anything on this? I would love to follow the topic as they work it out.
Are you doing a PhD on this, DM!? So very involved. I really want to join in, but can't really pretend to know. :LOL:
 
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Are you doing a PhD on this, DM!? So very involved. I really want to join in, but can't really pretend to know. :LOL:
It would be a biodegradable soil food that causes problems for fungal spores because it is a form of a wetting agent. Sounds useful!
 
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Sounds sort of reminiscent of molasses doesn't it.?
https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/microbes-molasses/
LOL yes! I was literally working out some reading about the molasses and\or soap theory of lawn soil softening by looking deeper in soaps and safe usage when I ran into ionic charges as it relates to plant damage. I have been able to plunge a metal rod deep into my garden soil because of molasses but my lawn will not allow it because I do not spray it as frequently if at all with molasses. I have a 25 gallon electric sprayer to pull behind the mower now so I thought I would step up my game for next year by increasing the soil moisture retention in the front yard with a more consistent spray program. But it is some 30k square feet so cost was part of my reading. I have recently become aware that a lot of dry humic acid materials are fairly common now, and I thought that might be a good thing too, as our soil type is one that responds well to it where others do not.
 
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LOL yes! I was literally working out some reading about the molasses and\or soap theory of lawn soil softening by looking deeper in soaps and safe usage when I ran into ionic charges as it relates to plant damage. I have been able to plunge a metal rod deep into my garden soil because of molasses but my lawn will not allow it because I do not spray it as frequently if at all with molasses. I have a 25 gallon electric sprayer to pull behind the mower now so I thought I would step up my game for next year by increasing the soil moisture retention in the front yard with a more consistent spray program. But it is some 30k square feet so cost was part of my reading. I have recently become aware that a lot of dry humic acid materials are fairly common now, and I thought that might be a good thing too, as our soil type is one that responds well to it where others do not.
Farmers around here use molasses to soften up old fallow fields. They spray 4-7 gallons per acre.
For the past few years I've been interested in cations and the effects of organic fertilizers vs chemical on productivity and soil health. You might find the following link interesting. There is quite a bit of data available online.

http://www.soilquality.org.au/factsheets/cation-exchange
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21580103.2015.1135827
 
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Farmers around here use molasses to soften up old fallow fields. They spray 4-7 gallons per acre.
For the past few years I've been interested in cations and the effects of organic fertilizers vs chemical on productivity and soil health. You might find the following link interesting. There is quite a bit of data available online.

http://www.soilquality.org.au/factsheets/cation-exchange
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21580103.2015.1135827
Thanks! I was thinking 1 gallon was enough for my patch but I will step up that amount also.
 
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