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lime sulfur

noun, Chemistry
a mixture of lime and sulfur that has been boiled in water: used in powdered form or in aqueous solution as an insecticide, a fungicide, and a sheep dip.
Origin of lime sulfur
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • lime sulfur may prevent spores from attaching to plant parts.
  • For peach leaf curl on peach and nectarine trees, spray with lime sulfur after leaves fall.
  • Anthracnose and cane blight on raspberries can be controlled by applying lime sulfur now if you have not done so already.

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