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Hi I have rust on my silverbeet leaves. Is it still safe to eat? Thanks

Submitted: 11:09AM, 15 Sep 2016
Answer: Hi Tara,

Thank you for contacting Yates regarding your veggies, it is safe to eat rust infected leaves as it’s a fungal disease to plants not animals, however, it may effect the taste of the dish and make sure wash and cook well. Alternatively, to control the rust, you may try to spray your silver beet with some Yates Lime Sulfur, Insect and Disease Control, which has no withholding period. You can see a picture of the product using the below link.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 11:33AM, 15 Sep 2016


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