Antifungal Effectiveness of Nanosilver Colloid against Rose Powdery Mildew in Greenhouses
The antifungal effectiveness against rose powdery mildew using antimicrobial nanosilver colloidal solution was investigated. Double-capsulized nanosilver was prepared by chemical reaction of silver ion with aid of physical method, reducing agent and stabilizers. The average diameter of nanosilver was about 1.5 nm. They were highly stable and very well dispersive in aqueous solution. The Transmission electron microscopy and UV-vis spectrometer were used for measurements of size analysis and their stability, respectively. The nanosilver colloidal solution of concentration of 5000 ppm was diluted in 10 ppm of 500 kg and sprayed at large area of 3306 m2polluted by rose powdery mildew. The white rose powdery mildew fade out above 95 % after 2 days and was not recurred for a week. The antifungal effects were observed by an optical microscope and photographs.
Chang Kyu Rhee
H. S. Kim et al., "Antifungal Effectiveness of Nanosilver Colloid against Rose Powdery Mildew in Greenhouses", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 135, pp. 15-18, 2008