Safety of Bonide Sulfur Plant Fungicide

Asked June 16, 2020, 10:19 AM EDT

I have powdery mildew on cucumbers and varieties of squash. I dusted the leaves with Bonide Sulfur Plant Fungicide. Since the package indicates it is safe for fruits and vegetable, I have some questions: #1 Do you concur that this is a safe product? #2 After dusting, do I have to wait a certain period of time before consuming my fruits or vegetables? #3 Are there any fruits or vegetables which become unsafe to eat after dusting? #4 Do I need to do more than simply wash my fruits and vegetables with water before consuming? Here is a link to the product. https://www.bonide.com/products/garden-naturals/view/141/sulfur-plant-fungicide Thank you very much.

Linn County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for reaching out.

Some of the answers can be found on the pesticide's label. This can be found by clicking the button that says 'label' on the website that you shared. It opens up a separate pdf document. On the label you will find specific usage instructions listed for certain fruits and vegetables. You'll want to cross check against the plants that you made the application on. I don't see squash or cucumber listed on the label so I can't give you that information.

At this point, I recommend that you call or email the National Pesticide Information Center. This is a fantastic (and free!) resource that can walk you through any type of question related to pesticides. They offer a staffed hotline from 8-12pm PT Mon-Fri 1.800.858.7378 and also answer your questions by email npic@ace.orst.edu
Here is their website: http://npic.orst.edu