I had samples tested of my ivy with your master gardeners and it showed either a fungus or bacterial problem. The lady I talked to said there isn't much I can do right now but clear away the dead. I neglected to ask her if the fungus or bacteria will die in the winter and would probably be okay in the spring.
An Extension Agent by the name of the Carrie Murphy would like to help you with this question. She is currently at a conference and will return on October 9, 2014. Can you please respond with your contact information OR here is her contact information if you would like to send her a direct email about this question. She believe she is the person you spoke with originally. Thank you kindly.
New Castle County
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