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Re: CULT: Harpin Protein

Messenger! That's the stuff! Thanks for jogging my memory, Sally! I was
looking at my (very pathetic) rose bush the other day (actually I have four
rose bushes, but only one looks like it has any life left in it) and I
thought about the pamphlet I picked up in the garden store, about something
I wanted to try on the roses, but the name completely escaped me.

I thought you were supposed to start it when the plants were first coming up
or starting to bloom, so by the time I found out about it last year, it was
too late. Then this year I couldn't come up with the name...

So, I have not sprayed irises or anything else wiht it, but I am curious
about it, too.

Cheryl Leigh (really wondering if her garden has warped into another
dimension, or at least a colder zone on the zone map...it's not looking very
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave & Sally Keller" <sdkelle@optonline.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, 21 April 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: [iris] CULT: Harpin Protein

> Has anyone tried spraying you Iris with  "MessengerF (3.0% harpin protein)
> a biochemical pesticide labeled for plant disease management, insect
> suppression and growth enhancement on plants grown indoors and outdoors,
> including roses and other flowers, fruiting trees, berries, vines, herbs,
> crops and all ornamental plants such as trees shrubs, and turf".
> It is advertised to "trigger or amplify every plant's ability to protect
> itself and thrive". I am going to try it. I have many problems with my
> and am continually fighting leaf spot, borers, & soft rot etc.
> Opinions please.
> Sally Keller
> SE NY State, zone 6

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