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Re: kittys sales and aphids

I hate having to buy a new insecticide only to use a tiny bit.  Neem only
has a shelf life of 2 yrs, don't know about  Imidacloprid.  I haven't done
anything yet, but it what I have doesn't work, I'll have to give the
Imidacloprid a go.  Thanks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] kittys sales and aphids

> Kitty wrote:
> > Meanwhile....we had a recurring problem with aphids on a variegated
> > herbaceous sedum.  Last year we sprayed, we quarantined, we sprayed to
> > avail.  Fortunately they never even tried a taste of Frosty Morn,
Carmen, or
> > Matrona.  I thought the winter would finish them off, but they're back.
> > figured since I caught them early, I'd have better luck eradicating them
> > pruning off the affected parts and spraying with insecticidal soap.
> > will make them thicker with 2 more sales to sell them in.  However,
> > the sale I noticed they were back.  I pinched some more.  Then just at
> > end of the sale, I noticed they were now on other sedums.  Good grief,
> > anyone suggest a sure fire method for getting these nasty varmints off
> > sedums.  I hate to think of those we sold taking aphids to their new
> >
> > Kitty
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Have you tried spraying with Neem ? Then there's what I'd call a
> last resort, a systemic insecticide containing Imidacloprid.
> It goes under the brand name 'Marathon' (granular, scratched into
> the soil) and Bayer makes a liquid version. I don't have call to use
> it (except I may have to on some Clivia seedlings with root mealybug);
> DF and I discussed this years ago on maybe the old AHS list.
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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