Re: Question re Xylem
- Subject: Re: Question re Xylem
- From: klara belle <klaratbelle@YAHOO.COM>
- Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 16:51:03 -0700
Your statement about systemics not being effective
against budworm is in error. Orthene is Acephate,
which is effective against a whole host of pests
including all virtually all budworms. Most
professionals I know rely on this product. There are
other systemic products that are probably more pest
specific, but acephate is broad spectrum.
--- Sandy Connerley <sandy_connerley@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
> I have read that systemic pesticides do not
> translocate to the flower part. Is it because the
> xylem does not go into the flower? Or does it? Is
> it because flower parts are differentiated from the
> rest of the plant? All this came up because of the
> dreaded budworm and why systemics are not effective.
> I guess I mean systemics that are absorbed through
> the roots and not contact ones that might absorb
> into the flower part.
> Hope someone can give me a lesson!
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