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.
Also, lime sulphur.


Origin:
1905–10

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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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