Re: Re: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
- From: Carol Canfield <Carolcc5@yahoo.com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 00:02:40 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, I remember the 'flit'! ; )
Nicotine sulphate was an excellent garden poison as
anyone who reads a very old garden guide will find
out. It was recommended to me by a rosarian a few
years back when I expressed a desire to not use
polluting and dangerous organophosphates. Of course
it is toxic to people and can kill but has a low
residual effect and if used and stored with care, ie.
locked-up, it is a good idea. Wonder if the feds
banned it because you could poison people with it or
is there some other reason I don't know about?
Perhaps I've put my keyboard in my mouth, too?
Carol, Spicewood, TX (Austin area)
--- email@example.com wrote:
> --- In iris-talk@y..., cathycampi@a... wrote:
> > In a message dated 8/15/01 4:32:42 PM Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> > melrossmt@y... writes:
> > My mother in law used a cigarette "soup" for her
> > garden and flowers. You take some cigs and break
> > apart and pour water over the tobacco. Let this
> > will change color)and then she watered the plants
> > it. She said it never hurt the butterflies but
> > "chompy" bugs away. She would just do it about
> twice a
> > summer, I think.
> > Mel
> Cigarette soup has been around for a long time.
> There was an bug
> killer call Black Leaf 40 which was a nicotine based
> poison and
> banned by EPA. Merit, which I use is a nicotine
> based poison which
> acts in the same manner as Black Leaf 40 or
> cigarette soup but is not
> highly toxic to animals. It is an systemic
> insecticide. Memory tells
> me it is a nicotine sulphate, but the Merit is in
> the garden shed,
> it's raining and I'm 100% sugar. Next question-- how
> many of you
> remember "Quick Elmer the Flit". If you do a wink is
> sufficient, no
> ages necessary. ;)
> Al Bullock Z7 No. Va.
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