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disinfecting tools between cuts

In your article: No Leaves On Crepe Myrtle: Reasons For Crepe Myrtle Not Leafing Out — towards the bottom you state:

Many people feel that pruning tools should be cleaned with a household disinfectant or bleach between cuts when dealing with diseases; however, recent studies show that unless the plant has oozing wounds, disinfecting is not necessary, and disinfectants are likely to damage your tools.

I have always seen the opposite comment. Is this true just for Crepe Myrtle; or all/most plants or is it an error? Much thanx

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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 03/29/2019 @ 6:20 am

We feel it is important to disinfect the tools to prevent the spread of disease.

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