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RE: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
  • From: John Reeds <jreeds@microsensors.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:16:17 -0700

Good question.  I don't tend to use it except in iris beds and rose beds
(not near my fruit trees or vegetables), and I have lots of honeybees around
my citrus, cuphea, grewia caffra and rosemary, and often hummingbirds too!

John Reeds, in sunny southern Calif. 

> ----------
> From: 	gibbman6@home.com[SMTP:gibbman6@home.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: 	Tuesday, August 14, 2001 11:11 AM
> To: 	iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: 	[iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
> Reading recent postings regarding systemic insecticides, such as the 
> Bayer products, I'm beginning to worry about my butterflies and the 
> almost non-existent honeybees and others that visit the garden. Does 
> it make its way to the nectar? It would seem it might. Granted, they 
> don't seem to like roses much, which is what the Bayer product is 
> listed for, but are these types of systemics inherently dangerous for 
> the good bugs?
> Jim Gibbons
> 8A, Carolina coast
> Rain's leaving, Autumn Tryst and Double Shot finishing up, with yet 
> another Gibson Girl spike starting.
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